High River hosts some great athletes. Hockey, water polo, lacrosse and more. Most of these athletes are young. Usually in their teenage years and early 20’s. All of whom our community is proud.
There is something different about Darcy Barrett, Verlaine Barrett and Michael Campbell. All three are 50 plus years old. The three recently competed in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships down in the USA. Darcy, the oldest of the 3 won a gold medal and a cheque for $1000.00
Not just anyone can compete in the OCR World Championship. Athletes have to qualify and in order to qualify an athlete has to work very hard. All three have competed in spartan races. All three work very hard running, working out, hiking, biking, snowshoeing etc. There is a lot that goes into a race like this.
50 is not old, just older and for most professional athletes, past their prime.
These inspiratinal three are not only from Canada they are from High River. We are very proud!