117th Penn Relays kick off in Philadelphia

April 29, 2011 10:07:36 PM PDT
A 117-year-old tradition of track and field prowess continues in University City.

Some of the finest prep and collegiate athletes are gathering for the Penn Relays

The Penn Relays is a rite of spring for 20,000 runners, throwers and jumpers.

Saturday is always the big day: Big names appear; Tickets are still available.

But if you think this is all about the young, think again.

On Friday, it was the Master Athletes running. The winning time in one 100 meter heat was 12.6 seconds; the winner's age was 63. Retired School teacher Charles Allie has been running since he was a kid.

"I just didn't stop," Allie told Action News.