Go Ahead and Jump


Like most people, Dr. Richard Konsens thought his track and field days were over when it was time to graduate into the “real world.” In fact, on the day of his graduation from Dartmouth College, the Ivy League long-jumping champion went to the pits to take his last jump in his cap and gown.

Or so he thought.

More than 30 years later, he learned that a former teammate was competing in the world of masters track and field. He was intrigued. Now a successful orthopedic surgeon at Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, he’d watched his patients continue to pursue their passions for sport well into their 50s, 60s 70s, 80s and beyond. So why couldn’t he? The answer: he could.

He also had a more personal motivation: proving to his teenage sons that they can do anything when they set a goal and work hard to achieve it.

Learn about his return to the sport of his youth and see how it even took him across the world to the world championships! See how his experiences have helped this highly regarded physician better understand the mindset of the aging athlete. He shares his message for anyone who thinks they’re too old to get active again.