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

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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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