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Older Athletes

Limitless at Any Age

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

Many of us have, or will, arrive at a juncture in life where we'll stop, think twice and poke a hole in a goal or dream based on our age. We'll say the five dreaded words: "I'm too old for that."

Dynamo To Compete In 75 Triathlons For Her 75th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.06.2013 | Fifty

Many women in their 70s spend their spare time with grandchildren or quietly pursuing hobbies and volunteer work. But Daphne Belt is no typical 70-...

This Runner Has A Message For His Competition...

Posted 04.26.2013 | Fifty

It may not be good sportsmanship, but it sure is funny... and inspirational! This photo of a 50-year-old runner has made the rounds on Reddit. ...

WATCH: Inspirational 97-Year-Old Breaks Track Record!

Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty

We knew we weren't the only ones inspired by the charisma and talent seen in seniors around the world. "Our America," a documentary series starring re...

Kurt Heine

Older Athletes: Beating the Clock

HuffingtonPost.com | Kurt Heine | Posted 09.17.2012 | Sports

Some bicyclists talk about the pain cave—where the mind pushes the body beyond the normal limits of exhaustion. Lynn Bradshaw was there. ...

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...

You Can Be Old, Fat And Asthmatic And Still Do A Triathlon

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

The Olympic Spirit, embodied by the Olympic Creed, stresses that it is not in the win, but in the taking part. And that is what it is really about, especially as an amateur athlete.

Older Athletes Have Always Gone For The Gold (INFOGRAPHIC)

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Anderson

Since 1896 there have been 121 athletes older than 50 who have won 183 medals in Olympic history. These athletes are an encouragement to people of all ages that it's never too late to go after your dreams.

10 Inspirational 50+ Athletes

The Huffington Post | Molly Turner | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty

Part of the fun of watching the Olympics are all the inspirational athletes displaying their talents. As our television screens are dominated by the s...

PHOTOS: Meet The Amazing U.S. Olympians Competing In Their 40s And 50s

Posted 07.28.2012 | Fifty

Every four years the world is treated to displays of strength and talent from athletes all over the world during the summer Olympics. This year's Game...