National Senior Games champion Jim Ploen, 93, shares beginner archery tips and encourages others to take aim at this sport that builds focus and confidence.
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Diane Travis, 66, is a world and national champion in duathlons, a division of USA Triathlon. She’s one of the country’s most accomplished masters athletes and is active in her hometown, Clermont, FL.
Philipp Djang is one of the most decorated swimmers in National Senior Games history. How is he surviving life during the pandemic, which means the end of swim practices? Growing Bolder checks in with him to discuss this and more.
In her 60s, Sharon Hernstadt went from a cardiac patient to a world powerlifting champion. Check out how she found the strength to inspire us all.
Proving that it’s never too late, Mieko Nagaoka became not only the fastest, but the first centenarian ever to swim 1,500 meters in a 25-meter pool.
Alex Rotas not only discovered a new hobby after her retirement, she discovered a passion that’s led to a whole new career. Find out what she’s learned about life by photographing athletes in their 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond.
After a 30-year layoff, this former college track star decided to get back into the competition. Did she ever! She’s now 56, grandmother of three, and holder of many national and even a world record!
For many breaking a bone in their body means no more physical activity. For Neil Gussman, who broke bones in his neck, ribs and numerous others in a biking accident, it meant coming back with a vengeance.
Amazingly, senior athlete Terry Roach turned her major injuries into inspiration for competing. She’s a walking medical miracle that has overcome the worst to become the best.
She’s the greatest female athlete in the world over the age of 60, and some say she may be the greatest female athlete of all time.
For anyone who’s ever considered giving up, you have to hear the story of Karen Einsidler, who went from a double mastectomy to a world championship.
He just might be one of the most versatile masters athletes on the planet.