Perry City Council Honors Firefighter for Work on Track

11:30 PM, Jul 2, 2013   |    comments
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A Perry firefighter was recognized by city council Tuesday night for his performance on the track.

Jerod Wims is a professional sprinter when he's not fighting fires.  Last week, Wims competed in the US Police and Fire World Games in California.  He brought home two silver and two gold medals.

Wims also set a new games record in the 4x400 meter relay.

"The time that I actually ran, it was no competition because the other guys they did really well and I ran the last leg," explained Wims.  "They put me out far.  It was just like a time trial, like being in practice.  I ended up running the same thing I ran when I went overseas. That's with a lot of competition and still nearing a personal best for me, a time of 45.07."

Wims trains almost every day and coaches high school sprinters in the area.

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