Ronald Whittemore selected as Top Senior Olympic Athlete Of the Decade from IAOTP

Published February 9, 2023

New York, New York, United States - 02-09-2023 -

Mr. Ronald C. Whittemore was recently chosen for the Top Senior Olympic Athlete of the Decade Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). He is a Senior Gold Medalist, Renowned long-distance runner, jumper, and Former Computer Programming Expert. As a senior athlete, Mr. Whittemore constantly pushes himself to shatter records and establish new benchmarks for what is possible through hard effort and perseverance. The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 1 Male and 1 Female Artist are selected for this distinction. Ronald Whittemore is being recognized for this honor for dedicating his life to being an athlete. Mr. Whittmore was awarded Top Senior Olympic Athlete. Aside from this current selection of the Top Senior Olympic Athlete award, he is also featured in The 50 Fearless Leader book by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated "Choosing Ronald for this most recent honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. His persistence and commitment to his thrill-seeking lifestyle make Ronald deserving of this award. We cannot wait to honor him on stage at the Annual Awards Gala in December."

Ronald Whittemore has committed his retirement years to compete as a Senior Olympian, following a lengthy and successful career as a computer programmer. He made a name for himself as an amateur athlete. Ronald has raced in 5K and 10K road events for over 30 years, frequently winning his age class. In 1962, he ran in the Boston Marathon. According to the United States Running Streak Association, he owns the Claremont record for consecutive running days and the second-longest streak in New Hampshire. Mr. Whittemore received three gold medals at the Senior Olympic Games held in Burlington, Vermont. For competing in the New Hampshire Senior Games, he was named an All-American in the Long Jump and Triple Jump by USA Track & Field. Mr. Whittemore received three gold medals at the Senior Olympic Games held in Burlington, Vermont. Mr. Whittemore is a proven Senior Olympian. Since 1995, when he became eligible, he has qualified for and competed in the National Senior Olympic Games, winning medals in various events. Mr. Whittemore won the First Place Gold Medal in the Long Jump, triple Jump, and 100-meter dash events at the 2018 National Senior Games in Vermont. He has won several medals in the National Senior Games and Senior Olympics since 1995, including the long Jump, the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and other track and field events.

Mr. Whittemore's impressive repertoire of previous roles served as Computer Programmer at the Cross Company in Hartford, Vermont, Senior Programmer with Joy Manufacturing and Computac LLC, and as Programming Manager at Datamann, Inc until he retired. Throughout his employment as a Computer Programmer, Mr. Whittemore was recognized for his commitment and efficiency in his work within his field. 

Prior to dedicating his senior years to being an athlete, Mr. Whittemore dedicated more than five decades of his career to computer programming. Before Mr. Whittemore embarked on his professional career, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Nathaniel Hawthorne College in Antrim, New Hampshire. He graduated magna cum laude from programming school. Datamann, Inc financed Mr. Whittemore's education because of his pivotal role in the field, and requirements and developments were changing and requiring more from professionals. 

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Whittemore has received many awards and accolades. He has been featured in numerous publications, including Who's Who in Finance and Industry, the 21st edition of Who's Who in the East, several editions of Who's Who in the World, the Eagle Times' sports section, and In The Valley News. Last year, Mr. Whittemore was honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards gala in Las Vegas and was featured on the famous Planet Hollywood Billboard on the Vegas strip and the Nasdaq billboard in Times Square NYC. In past years, he graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was featured on the famous Reuters building in Times Square, NYC. He was the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award given by Marquis Who's Who. He is affiliated with several organizations in his community, such as serving as President of the Claremont Bridge Club, Former President of the Claremont Men's Softball League, Fellow of the Data Processing Management Association, past post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of the Knights of Columbus. He sat on the board of directors of Circle 8 Square Dance and recently joined the American Legion. He was recognized in 2019 as the Top Former Computer Programming Expert of the Year, and Mr. Whittemore was inducted into IAOTP's exclusive Hall of Fame, and he was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award for 2020. In addition to these merits, Mr. Whittemore will receive the Computer Programming Expert of the Decade award, and he was named the Most Inspirational Member of the Year for 2021.

Along with these accomplishments, Mr. Whittemore has served as an example to others. He achieved the record for his age category (75 to 79) four months after suffering a heart attack in 2013, and he repeated the feat in 2015, 2017, and 2019. Mr. Whittemore was notably awarded second place in the triple Jump in the 2017 National Senior Games, later rising to fourth in the country. He was also awarded the First Place Gold Medal in the Long Jump, triple Jump, and 100-meter sprint in the Senior Olympic qualifying track for the National Senior Games in 2018. He competed in the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico; The National Senior Games are held every two years; Ronald was scheduled to compete in the long jump and triple jump events in 2021. Unfortunately, The National Senior Games were postponed out of an abundance of caution due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Ronald Whittemore, a former Navy and Air Force serviceman, overcame four heart attacks and cancer — often in the most inconvenient of situations — to establish himself as a Senior Olympian hero. 

Mr. Whittemore considers his most noteworthy achievement to be surviving four heart attacks while still practicing for the Triple Jump, for which he got a Silver Medal. The fact that his wife Lillian could see it was the most fantastic delight for him. Ronald Whittemore has been consistent in his objectives. In his leisure time, he likes jogging, chess, softball, reading, biking, playing cribbage, and spending time with his wife Lois and daughter Debbie. Mr. Whittemore owes his accomplishments to 

His education, mentors he has encountered along the road, such as John Mann, and keeping dedication in all his undertakings. In the future, he aspires to remain a competitive sports enthusiast, and he believes that his tale of keeping active and beating the odds with his heart ailment at the age of 83 would educate and encourage others to never give up.

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