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:
Our National Senior Games coverage includes checking out the action at the track & field events; on the pickleball, badminton and volleyball courts; and the flame arrival ceremony.
Perhaps the biggest and certainly most viral moment of the games came when our pal Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins set another incredible record. 103-year-old Julia became the oldest female competitor in track and field history, smashing the world record for women 100-104 in the process. Growing Bolder was there when “The Hurricane” took to the track for the 50-meter dash. Get inspired by her determination and passion for life.
Amazingly, her running career only began a few years ago. After one of her first record-setting runs, she called into the Growing Bolder Radio Show to share what inspired her to begin running in the first place … at the age of 100!
Team Growing Bolder has met some other incredible and inspirational athletes at the 2019 National Senior Games.
One of the most inspirational athletes at the National Senior Games helps Growing Bolder deliver on a promise GB Founder/CEO Marc Middleton made more than a year ago. If you think someone 90 or older can’t bounce back from a broken hip, prepare to have your mind changed. Meet Dottie Gray, the 94-year-old who had her hip replaced less than a year ago and still showed up to compete at the National Senior Games.