John Twomey was 32 at the time this was published:
He was right. Today, it’s hard to get into some races, in large part because of all the old runners (like me!).
There was no money in running then, even for champions, so of course John didn’t retire from everything. He went on to success in the family grain elevator business, which allowed him to support his Illinois community through the Twomey Foundation.
(LDL, Feb. 1956)