Watch Our TV Special: “Growing Bolder at the 2022 National Senior Games”


Go inside the 2022 National Senior Games with our 60 minute TV special! We’re not here to count gold medals or update records. We’re here to share inspiration and a message that can change your life no matter what your age is, whether or not you ever compete in a single athletic event.

There were roughly 12,000 athletes in Ft. Lauderdale, ranging in age from 50 to 103, competing in more than 20 different sports — every one with their own story that is more interesting and more important than where they finish. These are people who lean into life and bounce back stronger when faced with the never-ending challenges of life: heart surgery, joint replacements, obesity, disease, and personal struggles of all kinds. And they’ve not done it alone. They’ve done it with the help, support and encouragement of family, friends, teammates, and competitors all of whom have learned that it’s never too late to make the rest of your life the best of your life, and if you want to keep moving, you have to keep moving.

Featured Athletes in “Growing Bolder at the 2022 National Senior Games”

Meet the oldest athletes at the games who are redefining what is possible for the entire world! These competitors in their 80s, 90s, and even 100s are providing the blueprint for healthy aging and active longevity through organized sports.

Get on the court and discover why pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States!

Bounce back from setbacks with Surviving and Thriving: The stories of the athletes who have overcome injury, disease, surgeries and hardships of all kind, yet continue to compete in the sports they love.

After a year long pandemic-postponement, the 2022 National Senior Games were billed as a “Reunion for the Ages” for this entire community of athletes. But for the Challengers women’s basketball team, it was a reunion 40 years in the making. Watch how these former high school teammates reconnected decades after a run to the state championship in South Florida.

Become a trail blazer like Kathrine Switzer. Learn how she changed the course of women’s athletics, when she heroically became the first woman to officially register and run in the Boston Marathon, despite a race director trying to pull her off the track.

Did you know that there is one town that won more medals than 36 entire states at the National Senior Games? Meet the athletes from The Villages, Florida, and find out why their community has so much success in masters athletics.

Check out the two newest sports added to the National Senior Games for the first time: Cornhole and Beach Volleyball!

Watch all these stories plus so much more in the video link above!

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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.

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