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Staying in the Race at Any Age: Joan Benoit Samuelson’s Story

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. 

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It’s Never Too Late to Grow and Play

Who says you’re too old to play? Part of Growing Bolder is staying active, moving more and remembering to embrace fun and joy every day. And now, a breakthrough program at the University of Central Florida is helping build intergenerational relationships that lead to a win-win situation: kids who aren’t afraid of getting older and adults who are encouraged to get and stay healthy.

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“Go Get ‘Em, Dr. Masson”

Dr. Robert Masson, one of the world’s top spine surgeons, loves to challenge himself and became interested in racing when his teenage son, Kyle, expressed an interest in the sport. Now, the two are taking the motorsports world by storm and continuing to Show Up Strong.

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Ed Whitlock

Ed Whitlock didn’t just break running world records — he forever rewrote the history books. After taking up running again in his 40s, he went on to set new records in his 70s and 80s. In one of his final interviews, Ed talks to Growing Bolder about his passion for running and why he continued to do it against medical advice.

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Team Growing Bolder Training Tips: What We See

Jon and Betsy Hughes have owned their world-class running store Track Shack for more than three decades. Betsy discusses some of the people they’ve met over the years and shares stories of how fitness changed and even saved their lives. Get inspired to change your life.

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