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Headshot for Jeanne Daprano

Age: 81

Birthplace: Atlantic, Iowa     

College: University of Nebraska, Concordia Teacher’s College at Seward Nebraska

Strongest/Favorite event: 800m Run

Years on Atlanta Track Club Masters: 18

Top Performances: World record holder in the mile for 70+ and 80+

As I was a farmer’s daughter in Iowa, I was the “gopher.” So when I went to high school and college I played basketball. As an elementary teacher in Long Beach, California I was known as “the running teacher” and did lots of fitness with the Cambodian refugees that were at my elementary school. Now I am growing old competitively at the National and International level of Masters Track and Field with a heart of gratitude to the Creator of this body.