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Ralph Maxwell is 91-years-old and making a name for himself in the World Masters series of track and field meets. Maxwell's most recent trip took him to Sacramento, Calif., for the M90 age bracket decathlon world record.

Ralph Maxwell succeeds into his nineties

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Ralph Maxwell is the patriarch of Perham sports stars.

At 91-years-old, Maxwell is a world and United States record holder in seven different track and field events in his age bracket.


At one point, in his late 80's, he held up to 18 U.S. and world records at one time.

Maxwell is participating in the World Masters Athletic Championships in Sacramento, Calif., where he will be the only plus-90 competitor in the decathlon.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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