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Older Runners

An Ode to Great Coaches: How One Out-of-Shape Older Mom Ran Her First 5K

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Sports
Holly Robinson

On Mother's Day, I ran my first 5K. After two decades of cheering on my kids at sports events, I wasn't on the sidelines. I was an athlete. I couldn'...

How One Coach Got Me Off the Couch--and Inspired My Writing

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.26.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

I'm the mother of three champion long distance runners. I honestly don't know how that happened, since I was never a runner. But I showed up at almost...

Oldest Female In NYC Marathon Dies Just A Day After Race

Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty

An 86-year-old California woman -- the oldest female to complete Sunday’s New York City Marathon -- reportedly died only a day after finishing the 2...

Dare to Be 100: Slow Down Last

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Ron is simply one of the greatest runners ever. At one time, he held every world record for distances from 2 miles to 20 km.

Marathons Safe For Aging Boomers, Study Finds

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty

It's safe for older adults to run marathons, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Manitoba in Canada tested marathon participants ov...