Sheree Canham came all the way from Australia to compete in the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 in Las Vegas. Photograph: Sam Morris/Las Vegas news bureau

Tricks of the Trades

For nearly 10 years, Sheree Harkness Canham had prepared for this moment. To compete as the only female bricklayer in the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 World Championship—sometimes called the Super Bowl of masonry—Canham traveled from New Berrima, Australia, to California so she could practice

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Track events were popular at the National Senior Games. Photo courtesy of NSGA

Seniors Shine in Birmingham

When more than 10,500 athletes and their friends and families arrived in Birmingham, Alabama, for the 2017 National Senior Games in early June, the city flexed one of its biggest strengths: charm. “It started with

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