10 Incredible Athletes of a Certain Age That Will Seriously Inspire You


As you read this sentence, you are older than you’ve ever been. And now, you’re older still. Indeed, aging is an unavoidable truth of human life but getting old isn’t necessarily a part of it.

Though people have been trying to cheat aging for much of recorded history, these athletes have found a simple solution: Age is not a limit and certainly not a reason to slow down.

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1. Centenarian Sikh runner Fauja Singh is the oldest person to complete a marathon

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2. Olga Kotelko, who still competes, holds every track and field world record in the 90-95 year old age group

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3. Peggy McAlpine paraglides for a new world record at age 104

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4. Japan’s Hiroshi Hoketsu is the oldest person to compete in the Olympics at 71

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5. Gymnast Johanna Quaas spins like a teenager at 86

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6. Randy Couture redefined age limits by competing in MMA bouts into his 40s

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7. Swimmer Dana Torres won three silver medals at age 41 during the 2008 Olympic games

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8. Diane Pieknik waited until retirement at age 65 to pick up hockey

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9. Min Bahadur Sherchan summited Mount Everest at age 77, the oldest person ever to do so

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10. At 49, Jamie Moyer is the oldest player to pitch a winning game in MLB history

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