Age is No Barrier for local Speedskater Theron Sands

Theron Sands reacts after competing in the men's 10,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic long track speedskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Last week Theron Sands, a 53-year-old accountant from Champaign, competed in the men’s 10,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic long-track speedskating trials in a time of 14 minutes 35.37 seconds. Can you believe that? Although Sands didn’t win the gold, he walked away with a silver medal the national competition in Milwaukee.  He joined Bill and Wendy over the phone this morning to talk about his recent win, his intense training schedule, as well as his upcoming race on Saturday.

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