For 88-year-vintage local guy strolling by no means gets old


MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Most people wouldn’t get excited to run a 10K on a wet, gloomy day, not to mention do it to your birthday.

But that is exactly what Marvin Hachmeister did as he turned 88 years younger on Saturday. He competed for the 39th time in the annual Marvin Hachmeister 10K Road Race. He does not simply compete within the race named after him; he runs throughout Kansas too. “In truth, the medical doctors inspire me to run despite the fact that on and off I have some little quirks,” said Hachmeister. “Medical little problems, and of route, there may be a few people in Manhattan that keep me endorsed too.”


Originally from Natoma, he is run on the grounds of the excessive school. Hachmeister went to K-State, in which he earned degrees and started out collaborating inside the race. He then became an agricultural economics professor at the university. Now he is a prime part of the community. “Marvin, who’s a nearby hero right here,” said Ben Sigle, run director and co-proprietor of the Manhattan Running Company. “It’s kind of the type of aspect you wish you can be like that while you’re 88-years-vintage too.”

He’s a chunk of a little bit of a local legend. He’s still a lively farmer and stated he pursuits to run at least 25 miles according to week. “If it ever comes in which it takes me more than an hour to run a 10K, I’ll end. But now, I stated, ‘no, I’m now not quitting.’ My intention is to go to ninety,” said Hachmeister.

As for the rest of his birthday, Hachmeister stated he had to feed his livestock and get some work executed on the farm. The Manhattan Cross Country club also has a scholarship in his call. Hachmeister wore the range “88” to honor his 88th birthday.