When she won two Olympic medals in the sport of softball, Dr. Dot Richardson vowed to take one of them around so that every child could wear it for a moment. All of the kids loved the opportunity, but for Richardson, one particular child stood out.
Triathlete Hunter Kemper is three-time Olympian who has been to Sydney, Athens and is on his way to Beijing. He’s the No. 1 triathlete in the world, but he’s taking his first steps in a very important march.
The Olympic Games have been the definition of competitive for hundreds of years. And Rowdy Gaines has been the epitome of athletic success. He’s a gold medalist, a world record holder and a member of the swimming hall of fame.
Robert Sleigh may have retired as a philosophy professor, but he was far from retired from life. At age 75, he not only entered the World Championships of Indoor Rowing, but he won!
Swimmer Edgar Larson wouldn’t let a major medical episode get in the way of his passion. The 85-year-old worked his way back to health and won nine gold medals along the way.
Helen Beauchamp is an 88-year-old world record and gold medal collector that likes to throw her wins away — literally.
At 94, Lucille Borgen became the oldest competitor ever in the U.S. National Water Skiing Championships; the world’s largest water ski tournament. She amazed the crowd, winning the slalom and tricks title in her age division.
Get out there and play. Ernie Bach did and walked away with 24 medals at the Good Life Games.