Julia Hawkins, the oldest person to compete in a sanctioned track and field event, turns 108 today! Watch her record breaking runs at 103 and 105 years old as we share her inspirational story with the world.
All Masters Sports Stories
Madonna Hanna has achieved all her life, as an award-winning teacher, author, and fashion industry executive. In 2011 she added sprinter to her list when, at 57, her late husband began coaching her and she entered the Washington Senior Games. After his death, Madonna kept her promise to him to keep running. She found a new coach in nationally-ranked track athlete Marcus Chambers, and their work together helped Madonna achieve gold at the 2023 National Senior Games.
Kay Glynn is a 70-year-old grandmother and a pole vaulting legend who inspires adults of all ages with every jump to get off the couch.
Older adults have so much wisdom to share from their experience in masters sports. Here are 6 life lessons learned from senior athletes.
How much have the abilities of older adults increased? We compare the results of 1896 senior athletes with those of today.
At its core, the National Senior Games is a grassroots health and wellbeing movement and the woman charged with growing that movement and leading the NSG into the future is new president and chief executive officer, Sue Hlavacek.
We could fill several magazines full of the stories from the 2023 National Senior Games, but here are a few of our favorites.
Meet Sue Hlavacek, the first woman to be named President & CEO of the NSGA. Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton goes 1-on-1 with Hlavacek to explore her vision for the future of the games and what to expect in 2025 in Iowa.
Growing Bolder Day is a free, intergenerational celebration of aging to promote the importance of an active, engaged lifestyle.
Larry DeLucas is the only man who can say he’s dunked a basketball in outer space. He was a NASA special astronaut who flew to outer space for scientific research in 1992, and now in his 70’s, competes in bowling and cornhole at the National Senior Games.
Growing Bolder, announces a free intergenerational walking event in partnership with Track Shack and AdventHealth Well 65+
The lifestyle choices we make have a direct impact on our happiness and health. By moving our bodies and moving addresses we can seize the opportunity of aging.