World OutGames 2017 Athletes: Michael Humpleby

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Michael Humpleby hasn’t competed on a track team since high school, but that’s not stopping him from running 1500 meters in this year’s OutGames in track and field.

“I’m in great shape and want to prove I still got it,” he said.

Humpleby came down from the United Kingdom 22 years ago, becoming a citizen in 2006.

“It’s very, very competitive here which I actually like,” he said of the South Florida scene compared to his home country.

At 50 years old, he considers himself to be in “one of the best shapes” of his life, running in 5Ks and 10Ks on a regular basis. Even if he hasn’t competed on a track since his high school years, he’s excited to show his stuff in Miami.

It will be his first time competing in an event like this, and what he’s looking forward to the most is meeting other members of the LGBT community.

“For me, it’s all about the experience.”


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