arcel Remy is 94 years old and has been mountaineering since he was young. The father of Swiss climbing legends Claude and Yves Remy still regularly climbs in climbing gyms and outdoors. In the spring of 2017, Remy asked his sons to go with him to climb the Miroir d’Argentine, …
When many people retire, they move on to a more sedentary lifestyle. Not so for Robert Kelman, who is the oldest person to make it to the top of the iconic Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. At 87 years young, Kelman has been climbing for a long time.
Aerobic exercise has the potential for prolonging your life. Don’t believe it? Just ask 99-year-old Orville Rogers, aka “The Running Man,” who has been running races and breaking records since he was about 56 years old.
Charles Eugster took up running at age 95, and has already set multiple world records in his age group. He didn’t even start serious weight training until he was 87, which helped him pack on muscle and lose weight.
Ernestine Shepherd didn’t start bodybuilding until late in life, but her journey has been astounding. “Age is nothing but a number and you can get fit.” Wise words from the oldest competing female bodybuilding in the world, currently at age 81.
It’s important to know that Lucie’s story does not take place overnight. “It’s been literally two and a half years of hard, slow work,” says James. And where she is now is in the body of a woman much stronger than your average 50-something.
When Sister Madonna Buder needed a little extra oomph to complete her first IRONMAN®, she predictably channeled the divine. “I thought of the finish line as the entrance to the final finish line, into the Pearly Gates,” she recalls. “That’s what drew me to [it].”
Bob Hayes, 89, of Evaro, Montana, didn’t start running until he was 60. His three children all ran, but it took serious convincing to get him to do it. Finally, his children talked him into one race, in 1986. “I did that one race and of course…