Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins didn’t start running until she was 100 years old, only to become the fastest female centenarian of all time. We get her to slow down long enough to discuss her newfound fame and learn what she wants other seniors to know about staying fit.
Ben Beach, now 67, is the first person to complete 50 consecutive Boston Marathons (and by the way, he completed this one in 5:01:26, which qualifies him to run #51 in 2018 if he chooses!).
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.
If you’re going to run — why not do it for a great cause? Since 1999, Kids House has been a safe and caring place where child victims of abuse in Central Florida can find compassionate care and healing. Each year, thousands of children are helped, and their families are offered services and counseling
Ann Kahl is the kind of friend we all need. She’s an encouraging, supportive and inspirational pied piper of health and fitness who believes we’re all over-medicated and under-trained. She’ll do just about anything to help anyone live a healthier and more active life. And oh yeah, she just happens to be 87 years old.
Meet the 91-year-old runner who surprised even herself by setting a new world record in the 800-meter run.
Should you stretch before or after your run? What’s the best way to get your muscles ready for exercise? And what exactly is a foam roller and how do you use it? Track Shack co-owner Betsy Hughes offers some best practices for stretching in this Team Growing Bolder Training Tip.
She stands just 4 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs just 83 pounds, but Ida Keeling is a true heavyweight. Fresh off her world-record run at the Penn Relays, the 100-year-old runner talks to Growing Bolder about the power of attitude.
If seeing pictures or hearing stories of friends running races has inspired you to get out there yourself, go for it! Just don’t allow yourself to get frustrated or overwhelmed. In this Team Growing Bolder Training Tip, find out how to set realistic goals and set yourself up for success.
Check out any run in America and you’ll see it — the ever increasing number of people 40, 50, 60, 70 and older. They’re people who’ve made the decision to run for their lives. Get inspired by their commitment to active and healthy aging, even when faced with the kinds of health setbacks most of us will face in life. Their message? Just keep moving.