Were it not for walking, 82-year-old Karl- Heinrich Barsch would likely be in a wheelchair. Were it not for running, his wife, 84-year-old Terttu Barsch, would likely be dead. The Barsches are part of the irrefutable and growing body of evidence that proves the benefits of an active lifestyle.
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Ben Beach, now 67, is the first person to complete 50 consecutive Boston Marathons (and by the way, he completed this one in 5:01:26, which qualifies him to run #51 in 2018 if he chooses!).
Meet the three-time cancer survivor who is also the oldest woman to ever run a marathon. We get an inspirational message of hope from 92-year-old Harriette Thompson about what’s possible in life.
Malcolm Law never really tried anything extreme, until he turned 50. Now he’s not only attempted an extreme athletic event, he’s completed what’s being called one of the biggest feats of human endurance.
Can food cure you? Dr. Terry Wahls, a professor at the University of Iowa’s College of Medicine, explains how she redesigned her diet to reverse the effects of her aggressive multiple sclerosis. She explains.
Sgt. 1st Class Joe Kapacziewski is the first and only amputee in Army Rangers’ history to return to combat, and he did it a stunning five times. He explains why he realized amputating his injured leg was the only way to maintain his active lifestyle.
She’s survived cancer (twice), a heart transplant and the early, tragic death of her husband. And she’s only 50. Yet through it all, Toni Wild has never lost one thing — her optimism about life. Find out why surviving was never a doubt.
She’s the first woman in history to join a very exclusive group — the Seven Continents Club. She’s run more than 240 marathons, including one in all 50 states and all Canadian provinces. And Virginia Farneman didn’t even start running until her 40s!
She didn’t even start exercising until she was nearly 65 years old. Now 71, Jean Evansmore had completed more than 100 marathons and holds a record for doing seven in seven days. She explains what motivated her to get active.
Author Barbara Hannah Grufferman says turning 50 was the best thing to ever happen to her. Find out what she’s learned and how she’s helping people learn to embrace age and be the best they can be in all areas of life.
Meet the Gladiator, an adventure-seeking yet shy former farm girl who didn’t complete her first marathon until the age of 86. Now 92, she just crossed the finish line into the history books.
Growing Bolder is all about pursuing passions. And sometimes that means quitting your job as a successful Washington attorney to do what you love best — running ultramarathons. Find out why Bryon Powell gave up a legal career to run.