Man on the Run: Ben Beach

Ben Beach holds one of the most amazing records in sports and it’s a record he breaks every year. Now in his mid-60s, the man who has run 48 straight Boston Marathons explains why and how he keeps going.

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Dr. Kenneth Cooper

Kenneth Cooper, M.D., is a pioneer of preventive medicine and the man who coined the term “aerobics” in his landmark book of the same name. Now 86, he’s still practicing what he preaches with daily workouts and a commitment to healthy living.

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Orville and the Hurricane

We love comeback stories. We love stories in which ordinary people are able to live extraordinary lives because they are curious, fearless and determined. At 99 and 101 years old respectively, Orville Rogers and Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins will not only inspire you, they just may change your life.

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The Old Fossil

While Graham Johnston might be known as the old fossil, he is anything but petrified or prehistoric. This 85-year-old might be called one of the world’s foremost. We catch him in action at a swim meet, where he not only sets even more world records, he shares tales from the road and his fascinating life.

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Connie Curry

Connie Curry laced up her first pair of skates at the age of 60, only to become a championship figure skater by the age of 77. She explains how it’s just the latest thing she’s learned to do throughout her life, including not learning how to read until she was in college due to a serious health challenge. She’ll inspire you to keep growing!

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Neal Unger

Neal Unger is a stereotype-smashing 60-year-old who refuses to let anyone define him or his life. His passion in life is skateboarding, and he says it’s the best way he knows to quiet his mind. He shares his “dude logic.”

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Ida the Incredible

She stands just 4 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs just 83 pounds, but Ida Keeling is a true heavyweight. Fresh off her world-record run at the Penn Relays, the 100-year-old runner talks to Growing Bolder about the power of attitude.

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