There is one sport that is a true equal playing field for competitors of all ages, genders, skill levels and fitness levels. It’s a sport that’s gaining in popularity with each year and offers players the chance to play well into their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, without risking injury. What is this utopian sport? It’s underwater hockey. Yes, underwater hockey. Dive in and learn more.
Can a book change your life? Can a book build your business? Phil Madsen thinks so and says that book is “Growing Bolder, Defy the Cult of Youth Live with Passion and Purpose” by Growing Bolder CEO Marc Middleton.
There is something happening across the world that is changing aging — the amazing growth of interest and participation in senior or masters sports. Kyle Case is the CEO of the Huntsman World Senior Games, an event that draws nearly 12,000 athletes to its annual competition. He explains why master sports are booming and shares tips for getting involved yourself.
Joe Johnston has the Growing Bolder attitude. He’s had it for years. He just needed someone to preach it. When we were at the National Senior Games recently, we stopped by the pole vaulting competition to check in on Joe because we knew whatever happened, it would be interesting. As usual, Joe, aka badass #1, […]
A record 13,712 athletes from nearly every state in America traveled to Albuquerque, N.M. to participate in the 2019 National Senior Games, presented by Humana. Records were set. Inspiration was delivered. Friends were made. And Growing Bolder’s team of reporters, including Marc Middleton, Bill Shafer and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, was there to capture all the moments that made this event so special.
Some of the world’s most inspirational athletes are spending the week in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they are taking part in 20 medal sports, setting records and proving that it’s not about age — it’s about attitude. Growing Bolder is proud to cover the 2019 National Senior Games, presented by Humana, where the 13,712 over-50 athletes are in action.
Growing Bolder is heading to the National Senior Games! What kind of stories will we tell? Growing Bolder Founder/CEO Marc Middleton shares why our stories will have little do with winners and losers and everything to do with celebrating the spirit of all the participants.
There’s no better way to enrich your life than by making a difference in someone else’s. Volunteering is a great way to do just that. No matter how old, or young you are, giving just a bit of yourself can be all it takes to break the ice, and give someone the push they need. A nationwide program called Gliding Stars encourages special needs kids to go skating. Paired with able-bodied volunteers, the ice offers exercise, independence and joy in a most unexpected way for both clients and volunteers.
Joan Benoit Samuelson may be the most inspiring female distance runner ever. In 1984 she won gold in the first Women’s Marathon ever held at the Olympics. Just weeks ago at the age of 60, she completed the Boston Marathon within 30 minutes of her very first time, exactly forty years ago. Joan shares with Growing Bolder what she believes it takes to stay in the race at any age.
40 years after winning the Boston Marathon, Joan Benoit Samuelson has fulfilled a comeback promise — and she did it with an incredible time.Samuelson finished the 2019 marathon with a time of 3:05:18, less than 40 minutes longer than her winning time in 1979. Now 61, Samuelson showed up to the race in the same outfit she wore 40 years before — a Bowdoin College singlet, a backwards hat, and a giant smile.