ELKHART, Ind. -- The city of Elkhart Wednesday made a special presentation to Paul Randall -- whose physical fitness has won him multiple national rowing competitions.
Mayor Dick Moore presented the 96-year-old with the key to the city for outstanding contributions to his community and nation.
Randall served during World War II.
But his real talent shines in regional indoor rowing competitions every summer, for which he still practices faithfully.
“Somebody's gotta win, and if you don’t work at it, you won’t win. But if you do, lucky me, I've won eight times,” said Randall. “You gotta practice, you gotta get up early almost daily. Nobody makes you do it, because that's what you're working on.”
“I've known him personally for a long, long time,” said Moore, “and I think many of us in Elkhart would feel a great privilege to have known and been associated with Paul Randall.”
Randall turns 97 on may 7th.
He says his lifelong motto has been to work as though you're going to win