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Senior Olympic racewalker fine-tunes fitness routine

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September 28th, 2015
Linden Ponds resident
Linden Ponds resident

Ed Petcavage has always made an effort to exercise, but since moving to Linden Ponds, he has taken his physical fitness to a whole new level. Over the summer, he competed in the National Senior Olympic Games in Minnesota, where he placed eighth in racewalking.

“It was a great experience,” Ed says. “The national games go on for two weeks, and they have a big opening ceremony with a big torch, just like regular Olympics—except with more people. There were about 10,000 people competing in Minnesota.”

Ed says his career as a landscape architect kept him active, but he never joined a gym or had a formal fitness routine. When he moved to

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