As always, we have our radar trained on the entire world of masters fitness. A few stories we’re tracking:
The amazing Dana Torres, the swimmer who won 12 medals while competing in five Olympics—including the Beijing Games at age 41 (!), is profiled in Haute Living. Is she still fit? Guess.
How much rest do older cyclists need? The question caught our eye in Velo News, and it was deftly answered by Lennard Zinn, the nearly-60 technical editor of the publication. The question took on extra dimension, because the questioner has atrial fibrillation—and Lennard is co-author of the book The Haywire Heart.
We’re big fans of the National Senior Games, where many or most competitors are lifelong athletes. But 52-year-old triathlete Mike Stacks, profiled on the NSGA website, is a different story. His win in the 2017 Games was a mighty impressive feat considering he was a smoker and a heavy drinker right on into his 40s. His goal now? To live to 100.