Donald Pellmann

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Donald Pellmann (born August 15, 1915) is an American world record setting masters athlete. He holds the current M90 world record (for men aged 90 or above) in the Long Jump, High Jump and Discus throw[1] and in the Indoor Pole Vault.[2] Additionally, he also holds the American records in the 100 metres, triple jump, shot put and javelin throw.[3]

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was a child of the Great Depression. He had high jumped in high school, where he claims he was "not great," but work soon took priority. He was a Tool and die maker and remained at work during World War II. Other than occasional bowling, softball and golf, he was not involved in athletics for 58 years. Meanwhile he watched his more athletic friends from the football team have failing ankles, knees and hearts. Pellmann never had those kinds of ailments.[4]

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