Dear All; I did a Radio interview last month on 6/26/2015. It was in three parts of 16-17 minutes long. They were combined into a 1 hour segment (including commercials). It aired on 6/28/2015 and again 7/5/2015 1100 am till 1200 noon. Here are the 3 segments (no commercials). I get to talk to the host Scott Lindblad on his show about my book. Have a listen, I think you will find this interesting, entertaining, and enjoyable…..
He has qualified at age 19, 49, 53 and now at 57, the oldest competitor ever.
For the 4th time in his life, Bruce Conner has qualified to skate with the best in the sport. Narrowly missing the Olympic team in 1975 at age 19, he retired from the sport and pursued his other passion, flying. Now at the top of his field as a United 747 Captain, he flies all over the world. His other full time job is training to compete at an elite level of competition.
He is skating faster than ever, and able to maintain a very high level of training and competition for 9 seasons in a row. He will be competing in the 500 meter race on December 28th, and the 1000 meter race on December 29th, in Salt Lake City.
Nancy Swider – Peltz, Sr, has been his coach for the last 3 seasons. Nancy is a four time Olympian, 8 time competitor of the Olympic trials, and former world record holder. She also trains other Olympians. She says, “Bruce’s technical skill on the ice are close to perfectly efficient and surpasses all expectations I (or anyone else) would have for a 57 year old. It is this, and his training discipline, that has brought him to the level of qualifying for the Olympic trials with the young guys in “what the books would say” are distances most difficult as you get older.”
Conner”s family has experienced sports success in the past. Bruce’s younger brother Bart is a 1984 two time Olympic Gold medalist in gymnastics. Bart is married to Olympic Champion Nadia Comenici.
“The Trials are my Olympics. I know that my times will not be fast enough to make the US team. I consider this accomplishment a victory lap for all Master Athletes.”
Bruce’s accomplishments are a testament to his philosophy which is.
“Let age enhance your dreams rather than define them.”
“Getting better and going faster is more about intention and choice than age.”
For more information on Bruce Conner you can check out his website
For more info contact: Bruce Conner 847-370-5405
Here is my book Jacket for “Faster As A Master”
Bruce W. Conner is faster now, at age 57, as a speed skater, than when he was on the national team as a teenager. After narrowly missing making the Olympic team in 1976 he hung up his skates. After 22 years he came back to the sport he loved to complete unfinished business. Bruce has competed in the Olympic trials at age 19, 49, 53, and 57. As a masters athlete he holds numerous World Championships and World records. The commonly held belief about getting slower as we age, has been blown completely out of the water by Bruce, breaking down that barrier.
Bruce has always said:
“Getting better and going faster is more about intention and choices than age.”
When Bruce set upon the journey to make it back to the Olympic trials he opened the door to a journey that would heal old wounds from his past and uncover a rich full meaningful life beyond his wildest dreams.
“Let age enhance your dreams, rather than define them”
Bruce Conner 2008
I have hired an editor and book designer. We are working hard and hope to publish late this year.