Hall of Fame induction: 2005
Jack began racewalking in 1992 at the age of 64. He picked up some pointers from Dave Romansky and since that time he hasn’t looked back. Starr has over forty age group National Championships, in addition to his numerous regional and club championships. Jack holds eleven national records, one of which was also a world masters record. In 1996, he won a silver medal in the Veterans Championship 30K behind a world record setter.
Jack was the first American 70 years old to walk a 10K in under one hour and completed the Boston Marathon, at the age of 70, walking a pace if 11:12 per mile, 4:53:31 overall. In 2000 & 2004, he was chosen as the USATF National Masters (over 40) Track & Field “Outstanding Male Racewalker of the Year” and he was the oldest athlete ever to be chosen for that honor.
He is also currently a nominee for the National USATF Masters Hall of Fame.