Langford aims high at games

NEW Zealand athlete Dennis Langford has won a medal in each of his events at the Oceania Masters Athletics Championships this week.

The 37-year-old has only been participating in athletic events for the past two years but has already made an impression on the sport. 

He won a gold medal in the 60m dash and javelin and silver medals in the 100m dash and long jump.

“It has been really great week," he said. 

"I am thoroughly enjoying myself.”

The Bendigo games are the first time Langford has competed outside of New Zealand.

“I competed in the New Zealand Masters and the North Island Masters and this is my third major event,” he said of his campaign at the La Trobe University Bendigo athletics complex.

Langford said when he turned 35 he was inspired to begin competing in the masters games.  

“I am enjoying it, it is a good way of meeting people and it is keeping me fit as well. I think the people you meet here will be friends for life.” 

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