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Dick Beardsley Outruns His Age (and Two Replaced Knees)

Masters Athlete Dick Beardsley
Dick Beardsley is out in front again. More than 30 years ago, the now 61-year-old legendary runner podiumed at storied, high-profile marathons and qualified twice...

Lessons From an 85-Year-Old Marathoner

Note: We were saddened to learn that Ed Whitlock passed away on March 13, 2017, from prostate cancer, at the age of 86. He...

A Dying Man’s Race to the Finish

Wally Ghia
There’s no Masters Athlete hall of fame, but if there were, we’d nominate Wally Ghia, a dying man who fulfilled his wish to get...

Return of the Middle-Aged Racer

Me, run a race? Nah. I’d quit running races a good 25 years ago, telling myself that I was beyond my competitive phase. Actually,...

Be Like Jack (LaLanne, That Is): The King of Fitting It...

OPMD* 5: Perseverance Some days we’re far richer in inspiration than time. So how about we share—via a little fitness nostalgia and video of a...

Rio’s OLDlympics, Where Middle-Aged Athletes Reigned

We here at The Masters Athlete enjoyed a significant game-within-the-Games during the just-concluded Rio Olympics. We’re talking about the Oldlympics—brilliant performances by middle-aged competitors....

Why We Should Follow in the Footsteps of Ultra-Marathoner Dean Karnazes

Personalities Fifty-three-year-old Dean Karnazes is singular among his fellow-ultramarathoners, which to the rest of us means he’s as far out as Mork. Karnazes has run...

Celebrating Inchworm

When Inchworm’s remains were finally found, you can imagine the struggle for words among her friends and family. After all, she had mysteriously vanished...

Pride Climbs Cactus to Clouds

The hardest day hike in the continental US. Why not? It wasn’t actually my idea. My buddy Steve’s buddy Chris wanted a way to prove...

Ned Overend Still Goes Fast—When It Matters

Would you think twice upon receiving invitation to work out with a freakishly ageless elite athlete? Writer Jon Billman, who recently wrote an inspiring...