These Athletes Are Living Proof That Age Should Never Hold You Back
Yes, you can get—and stay—healthy at any age, and these senior athletes show you how.
They break down stereotypes
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Seventy-year-old Kathrine Switzer got her fame as the first women to run the Boston marathon in 1967—then ran it again 50 years later. Now that she’s shown women are capable athletes, she’s proving the same for seniors. She didn’t compete in the Senior Games but ran with the 10K athletes to support her fellow seniors and says she hopes to qualify for the 2019 competition. “Seniors have completely changing notions about what capabilities and limits are really about,” she tells Reader’s Digest. “They have the most incredible senses of optimism I have ever seen anywhere. These people are looking forward to getting older.”