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70 years on the lanes

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(KTTC)  Sylvester Thiel is a 92-year-old athlete living in Lake City, Minnesota and he's made history. 

For the better part of a century Syl, as he is called, has been a competitive bowler, gracing the ranks of a number of professional bowling leagues. 

Last week in El Paso Texas, he reached legendary status, and it's a moment 70 years in the making.

"I learned to bowl. I would go after school. I would bowl two to three games that's all I could afford. It was 45 cents for three games," said Thiel as he gripped a bowling ball.

Since the mid 1900s, Thiel has been tearing up lanes all around the country

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