For 25 years, 81-year-old Charley French has been determined to be a
better triathlete after his first attempt at the age of 56 wasn’t as
successful as he had hoped.
Now, he’s the best
over 80 triathlete in the world and is a four-time world age group
He travels the world to compete and
is scheduled to race in places like Germany, British Columbia and
But competing in triathlons isn’t the
only thing French started at a later age. He also started weightlifting
in his late 70s.
He talks with Growing Bolder
about his effort to break stereotypes about retirement age and what
weightlifting has done for his life.