72-Year-Old Neal Ater Appreciates Running Every Day


He’s run all over the world. But when we caught up with him, 72-year-old Neal Ater was running close to home: in the Track Shack Winter Park 10K. Considering his world-ranked running resume, it’s easy to assume, incorrectly, that he’s been running all his life. But the truth is, he only started running at age 59. He shares how running changed his life, his health and his family relationships.

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Madonna Hanna: Honoring the Past, Sprinting Into the Future

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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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