This Saturday, Corrales farmer Kevin Biggers will be competing in the 2023 USA Track and Field (USATF) Indoor Masters for a national championship — and a spot on the podium.
Biggers will be competing in the 60-meter dash in the men’s 60-64 age group. The event is set to start at 8:56 a.m. (Eastern time) Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.
“It’s not a lock; in my mind, I know I am going to win of course, but I haven’t ran a 7.7 before or even a 7.8, and there are guys who can run that fast at this age. It’s going to be tough,” Biggers said. “I’ll just give it my all and do my best, and that’s why you compete.”
Biggers is no stranger to the spotlight or competition. Before his decorated track and field career, Biggers played college football at the University of Nebraska as a defensive back and had stints in the Canadian Football League and the NFL.
“I was able to graduate with my degree in speech communications, then I participated in two Orange Bowls, and one Sugar Bowl, and that was amazing,” Biggers said.
When Biggers is not competing on the track, he is also a working SAG-AFTRA actor, a former elected politician and runs Biggers Farm in Corrales. He is truly a man of many hats.
“I’m a slasher: athlete-slash-actor-slash-farmer, but right now, the best passion I have in my heart is to feed people because I look at the news and see that there is 16 million children starving every night, and that’s not including the parents,” Biggers said. “We have our share of those hungry families in New Mexico. So my goal is to feed as many people as I can with the most nutritious food they can get.”
From the time the sun comes up, Biggers is farming — and filming his track practices to send to his coach.
According to Masters Rankings, for his respective age group, Biggers is currently ranked fifth in the United States and 13th in the world.
Biggers punched his ticket for the national championships when he won gold at the USATF Mid-America Regional Indoor Championships in Colorado.
When Biggers was in his mid-40s, he believed he was too old to start doing track and field and that his body would not hold up. Now, Biggers is celebrating his 14th season in Masters track and field and continues to stack medals. He encourages everyone to compete despite their age.
“It’s amazing watching 85-year-old swimmers; they are going at it. They want to win too!” Biggers said. “It’s never, ever too late.”