95-Year-Old Jack Eckenrode Breaks Record For Oldest Cyclist to Complete 20K at 2023 The National Senior Games

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What do you hope to be doing at 95 years old? How about being the oldest person ever to cycle a 20K race at the National Senior Games? Well, Jack Eckenrode just did it. With the games taking place at his hometown of Pittsburgh, he became a local celebrity, with an entourage complete with his 12 children, 41 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren. His inspiring example shows what life can be when fitness is a part of it.

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