Ben Beach holds one of the most amazing records in sports and it’s a record he breaks every year. Now in his mid-60s, the man who has run 48 straight Boston Marathons explains why and how he keeps going.
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Rory O’Connor struggled with degenerative disc disease in his lower back since childhood, living in nearly constant pain for decades — especially during two tours of duty with the Navy SEALS. He finally found hope when he heard about Dr. Robert Masson, founder of Masson Spine Institute and medical director for Growing Bolder.
A three-time Emmy Award winning producer shifts his focus to older athletes and the result is a moving and empowering documentary.
Kenneth Cooper, M.D., is a pioneer of preventive medicine and the man who coined the term “aerobics” in his landmark book of the same name. Now 86, he’s still practicing what he preaches with daily workouts and a commitment to healthy living.
We love comeback stories. We love stories in which ordinary people are able to live extraordinary lives because they are curious, fearless and determined. At 99 and 101 years old respectively, Orville Rogers and Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins will not only inspire you, they just may change your life.
While Graham Johnston might be known as “the old fossil,” he is anything but petrified or prehistoric. This 85-year-old might be called one of the world’s foremost “aqua-tourists.” We catch him action at a swim meet, where he not only sets even more world records, he shares tales from the road and his fascinating life.
Connie Curry laced up her first pair of skates at the age of 60, only to become a championship figure skater by the age of 77. She explains how it’s just the latest thing she’s learned to do throughout her life, including not learning how to read until she was in college due to a serious health challenge. She’ll inspire you to keep growing!
Meet the 91-year-old runner who surprised even herself by setting a new world record in the 800-meter run.
Neal Unger is a stereotype-smashing 60-year-old who refuses to let anyone define him or his life. His passion in life is skateboarding, and he says it’s the best way he knows to quiet his mind. He shares his “dude logic.”
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.
Have you ever felt like you are too old to do something? That will change when you meet a 90-year-old hockey player!
What makes people wake up before the sun to lace up their sneakers and hit the pavement? In a word: hope. See how people who meet at start lines all across the world have discovered a way to improve their bodies, minds and futures.