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.
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.
Meet the man who has just set a new world record in powerlifting, at the age of 73! Not only is Ray Fougnier inspiring people of a certain age, this proud member of the Oneida Indian Nation is inspiring his fellow Native Americans.
Meet the 91-year-old runner who surprised even herself by setting a new world record in the 800-meter run.
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.
Proving that it’s never too late, Mieko Nagaoka became not only the fastest, but the first centenarian ever to swim 1,500 meters in a 25-meter pool.
Jeff Farrell is the fastest 75+ swimmer who has ever lived but it’s what he did at the 1960 Olympics that is still making waves. He shares the inside story of one of the most amazing stories in Olympic history.
Running icon Anne Audain was the first female ever signed by Nike, but her story had a very unlikely start. Find out how she went from being an orphan with deformed feet to one of the greatest runners — male or female — in history.
Take the plunge — start Growing Bolder! We’ll take you on a wild ride through the skies with some people say it’s the only way to travel!
Just six days before the 1960 U.S. swimming Olympic trials, one of the favorites to win gold in Rome underwent an emergency appendectomy. Doctors said his Olympic dreams were over. They didn’t know Jeff Farrell.