Dean Smith, at 86 a champion rower, works out on the rowing machine at his Lone Tree home. Earlier in the day he had been rowing on Cherry Creek Reservoir. (Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post)
Six years ago, after a lifetime of competitive running that started even before his days as a college track athlete, Dean Smith’s knees finally announced that they couldn’t take the pounding any longer.
So the Lone Tree resident switched to rowing, both in waterborne sculls and on indoor machines. Since then he has won scores of medals in national and international rowing contests.
At 86, he apparently feels he has no time to lose. (story here)