Elizabeth Foxx, 56, earned four first-place finishes at the National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, earlier this year. Courtesy of Elizabeth Foxx. (Handout) WILLIAMSBURG — By day, Williamsburg resident Elizabeth Foxx is a doctor, hard at work in an operating room. By night — or before work, after work or whenever she can find a block of time — Foxx, a competitive cyclist, can be found on her bike, pedaling furiously through the Virginia landscape.
Last month, Foxx, 56, took home four first-place finishes at the National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was the culmination of plenty of hard work for Foxx, who has been cycling competitively for a few years.
“It was pretty cool,” she said. “I didn’t go there with that expectation. You just never know. There’s lots of people from all over the place that are competing. … It was fun.”
The National Senior Games, which Foxx qualified for through a state race, is an event that includes a wide array of sports, much like the Olympics. Participants, who compete in their age groups, must be older than 50 years to qualify.
Foxx was one of a handful of Williamsburg residents who went to the Games, including her coach, Mark Holt, who won three gold medals and a bronze medal at the competition, Natalie Baron, who won a pair of silver medals, and Jim McDonald, who finished with a gold.
Before taking up cycling as her main sport, Foxx competed in triathlons, which served as a way to […]