Canyon Laker Jim Doherty wins gold at Pasadena Senior Games


Jim Doherty earned at gold medal at the Pasadena Senior Games on Saturday. The seventy-two-year-old did an impressive 55 military-style push-ups to beat out his competitors in the 70 to 74 age group. Jim trained for the event for six weeks at Fitness 19 in Menifee.

The Pasadena Senior Games is an athletic competition event for men and women age 50 and older. The event runs from May 6 to July 16. The competition categories range from pickleball and golf to power walking and cycling.

Jim, who runs three miles a day five days a week, originally wanted to enter the Track and Field competition but was on vacation in Mexico and couldn’t attend the pre-meets to qualify.

Jim has been working out for more than 40 years. He currently works out five days a week. His workout regimen includes 15 minutes of stretching, 30 minutes of cardio, 30 to 45 minutes of weight training and three miles of running.

“I really enjoy working out,” said Jim. “Before I retired, I would swim one mile a day before work,”

Jim has entered so many 5K and 10K races and runs that he’s lost count. He placed in the Top 10 in Track and Field in the 2000 Vegas Senior Games and in the Top 10 in Track and Field in the 2003 Tulsa Senior Games.