Sunday, September 23 2018

Yeats, 72, has completed 11 Ironman races. She says she didn’t feel at her best in Coeur d’Alene, and barely finished in time. But she was back at the gym shortly after, training for the next one…

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Bryan Feller

Some love stories endure even beyond the lives of their inhabitants. George and Mary’s story is one of those. Married for 68 years when Mary died in 2010, runner George Etzweiler continues to compete in races with her in his mind and heart.

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Bryan Feller

At 84 years old, Lew Hollander is a prime specimen if there ever was one. He has run 20 Ironman races in a row, which in itself is a miraculous feat…

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Probably not many of us will be setting world records well into our 80s. Still, for those who want to make that a goal, Ed Whitlock is an example of how to do it. At 85, the Canadian runner ran a Toronto marathon in under four hours, breaking a world record…

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When journalist Michael Mosley went to the London Marathon, he was astounded at the nearly 36,000 bodies of all shapes and sizes who had come to tackle the 26-mile course. A whopping 7,000 runners were in their 50s, and a handful were in their 80s or older…

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By the time Charles Futrell retired in 1978, he weighed 226 pounds. In his own words, Futrell “was totally out of shape.” He was in a bad habit of eating whatever he wanted and generally being lazy. Enough was enough…

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On October 26, 2017, Dale Sanders, who you might recognize by his trail name of Grey Beard, became the oldest man to complete the entire Appalachian Trail in one calendar year. He was 82 years old…

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At 95 years young, Mark Sertich is listed as the world’s oldest active hockey player, and while you might wonder how long he’ll continue playing, he doesn’t have any immediate plans to hang up his helmet and pads…

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Marcel 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…

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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…

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Bryan Feller