Former Perry resident wins gold medal in race, Perry brother watches for the first time

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Former Perry resident wins gold medal in race, Perry brother watches for the first time

Lester Mitchell, 91, of Perry, poses with his brother Darrell, of Marshalltown, in Waukee after Darrell finished a 400 meter race on June 11. Darrell ran the race in the 85 to 89 year-old age group. He competed with three others and won a gold medal. This was the first time Lester saw his brother run. Darrell, a former Perry resident, tore his hamstring in the National Senior Games last July in St. Paul, M.N.. Darrell said he is excited that he could still compete in other senior games throughout Iowa. Contributed photo