Bob Becker was 57 before he ran his first marathon and he was running strong until a double whammy threatened to end his running career.
On his 32nd birthday, Roy Pirrung started running to lose weight and quit smoking. Nearly 30 years later, he's still running and shattering world records.
Some have said that the accomplishments of runner Ed Whitlock rival Roger Bannister's breaking of the four-minute mile barrier.
Orlando Magic Sr. VP Pat Williams is a man of many passions -- marathons, writing books and his 19 children!
The Most Magical Marathon on Earth
Ready, set, run! Growing Bolder takes you to the only place in the world where you'll find so many colorful characters, both in and out of costume, to find out why these days, many marathons are dominated by people in their 40s, 50s and beyond.
Ed Whitlock is living proof of the possibilities of exceptionally successful aging. The 81-year-old recently smashed two world records in the mile and the marathon. He shares his secret to success, and it's something anyone can do.
It's not entirely normal to be a cross-country skier that is a retired kindergarten teacher. It's even more amazing that Barbara Klippel overcame a fall down a flight of stairs and a broken skull to win the premiere cross-country ski marathon.
71-Year-Old Runs 7 Marathons in 7 Days
She didn't even start exercising until she was nearly 65 years old. Now 71, Jean Evansmore had completed more than 100 marathons and holds a record for doing seven in seven days. She explains what motivated her to get active.
A former Olympic marathon runner says he can turn anyone -- even you! -- into a marathoner. Find out how you could be crossing the finish line in just a few months.