These Amazing People Over 50 Bust Every Aging Stereotype You Can Think Of

04/29/2015 11:11 am ET | Updated Apr 29, 2015

Sophia Loren once said, “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” To prove that age is just a number, here are some amazing people over 50 having crazy fun and accomplishing incredible feats.

They are pilots, pole dancers, runners, tango enthusiasts and world champions. One of them, Jack Nicklaus, scored a hole-in-one at the 2015 Masters Tournament at age 75. Mark Jordan, 54, set a record this year for the most pull-ups in a 24-hour period. The winning number? 4,321. Phyllis Sues, 92, still does a headstand every day. "I intend to be, and probably will be, standing on my head, doing pushups and leg splits, as long as the sun comes up! That's my plan," she said.

So check out some of the incredible images below -- and be inspired.

  • Sun Fengqin
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    Sun Fengqin, 60, practices pole dancing in Nanjing, China. The retired grandmother started pole dancing in 2012, and has since become an Internet celebrity in China.
  • Phyllis Sues
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    At 92, Phyllis Sues does yoga, headstands and still loves to dance the tango. She also loves swinging on the trapeze and jumping out of planes.
  • Charles Eugster
    At 95, Charles Eugster obliterated the 95-and-over world indoor record for 200 meters at a British Masters Athletics meet in London in early 2015.
  • Georgina Harwood
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    Georgina Harwood may be 100, but she enjoyed skydiving in March 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. It was the third time that the great-grandmother has gone skydiving; she did her first jump at 92.
  • Diana Nyad
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    In 2013, Diana Nyad, age 64, became the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage.
  • Tao Porchon-Lynch
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    At 96, Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world's oldest known living yoga teacher , as recognized by the Guinness World Records in 2012.
  • Jack Nicklaus
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    Jack Nicklaus, 75, celebrated a hole-in-one at the 2015 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club.
  • Seniors At The Henley Wood Retirement Village In England
    Seniors living in Henley Wood Retirement Village in Milton Keynes, England, aged 64 to 93, dressed up as their favorite movie characters in early 2015 for a charity calendar. To purchase the calendar, go here.
  • Proving that you are never too old to cut a rug, members of the J.K. Lewis Senior Center and students from Rhodes College, both in Memphis, held a shared "prom" earlier this year, where everyone got dressed up to the nines and danced the night away.
  • Nola Ochs
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    At age 95, Nola Ochs became the world's oldest college graduate when she graduated from Fort Hays State University in Kansas in May 2007.
  • Seniors Recreate Music Video
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    Singer Alex Boye decided to infuse "Uptown Funk" with a serious dose of old-school cool, and enlisted the help of a few seniors with some totally impressive dance moves.
  • Yuichiro Miura
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    Japanese adventurer Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to scale Mount Everest when he climbed the world's highest mountain in 2013, at age 80.
  • Minoru Saito
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    Now 81, Japanese sailor Minoru Saito became the world's oldest sailor completing a solo around-the-world tour without stopping at any port, in 2005.
  • At 54, Texas native Mark Jordan set a Guinness World Record in 2015 for the most pull-ups in a 24-hour period. The winning number? 4,321.
  • John Glenn
    Now 93, John Glenn became the oldest man to fly in space when he served as a specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1998.
  • Peter Weber Jr.
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    Peter Weber Jr., a 95-year-old northern California man, is the world's oldest active pilot. Weber was 95 when he flew three looping circles around an airfield near Sacramento.

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