There is a common ageist belief that rapid physical decline is a normal part of aging and we’re all destined to become weak and frail in old age. This is a damaging myth that athletes in The National Senior Games are rapidly disproving.
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Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon, continues to add to her legacy and compete today.
So many of the triumphs we see at the National Senior Games don’t happen on the score sheet. They happen in the heart. Bill Shafer shares stories that prove it’s more than just medals and records that matter to these masters athletes.
42 years after an inspirational run to the high school state finals in girls basketball, the challengers reunited at the 2022 National Senior Games to compete together again.
For as long as he can remember, Willie Spruill loved being active. When a cracked spine and chronic pain sent him into despair, it was a flyer for the North Carolina Senior Games that set him back on a path towards hope and health.
Watch the action from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as masters athletes over the age of 50 compete in Beach Volleyball for the first time.
Meet the inspirational athletes who have overcome disease, surgery, joint replacements, personal tragedy and obstacles of all kind to compete at the 2022 National Senior Games.
Athletes from The Villages, Fl won 154 medals at the 2022 National Senior Games. Learn the secret to their success in masters athletics.
Fountain of Youth Podcast
live from the 2022 national senior games in ft. lauderdale
Catch the latest action from the 2022 National Senior Games! Marc and Bill share stories from runners, volleyball players and spectators.
Today we’ve got inspirational stories from Track & Field, runners at the 5K, and a basketball team that reunited after winning their state championship right here in Broward County over 40 years ago!
We’re LIVE in Fort Lauderdale for a record-setting day at the 2022 National Senior Games! Tune in to watch a new record that Marc Middleton set today at the pool, plus hear the inspirational story of swimmer DeEtte Sauer! We’ll also bring you the latest from Track & Field, Bowling, and a family of competitors who hit the mark on World Archery Day!
We’re LIVE in Fort Lauderdale with a recap of another exciting day at the 2022 National Senior Games! Be inspired by the only 2 athletes who have competed in EVERY National Senior Games to date. We’ll share the life lessons that some special triathletes have learned from years of training, visit the track to hear the story of Madelaine “Tiny” Cazel, and watch another swimming record broken today by our very own Marc Middleton!
We’re LIVE in Fort Lauderdale for the Celebration of Athletes Ceremony at the National Senior Games! Watch as these inspirational athletes are honored at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade and march in together, state-by-state. We’ll also show you the latest action from the newest sport at the games: beach volleyball! Plus we’ll head to the tennis courts and check back in at the pool to hear the wise words of Vivian Stancil.
Watch the golf swing of 103 year old Lindsay Tise, the oldest competitor across all sports! Plus, we check in with Women’s Softball and get the latest from Beach Volleyball!
Kay Glynn is one of the most unusual grandmothers on planet. She is a 58-year-old grandmother of four and just may be the greatest all-around masters track and field star competing today.
Joe Johnston has the Growing Bolder attitude. He’s had it for years. He just needed someone to preach it.
In 2019, Julia Hawkins made history as the oldest woman to ever compete at a sanctioned track and field event — and Growing Bolder was there to capture not just the 50-yard dash itself, but Julia’s reaction to her record-setting run.
So many athletes from The Villages showed up at the National Senior Games to represent their community and show that if you have an amazing support system, lead an active lifestyle, and have the right mindset, anything is achievable.