So in between workouts today (currently resting from a 9 mile run and waiting to begin a 2 hour bike), I thought I would share an amazing story of Lew Hollander an 80 year old triathlete that was the oldest man to complete an Ironman distance. He began triathlons in 1985 at the age of 54. For some a late start but for him a calling.
Although coming just 14 minutes shy of the 17 hour cutoff time, Lew finished strong taking the lead in his age division with just 2 miles left. Props to this man, he is proof that it is never too late to work towards our dreams. Full article below.
Another great read I came across recently was the effects on your legs as you age and the difference between a 74 year old triathlete and a 74 year old sedentary man. http://www.everymantri.com/everyman_triathlon/2012/01/at-74-years-oldthese-are-your-legs-on-triathlon-these-are-your-legs-without-triathlon.html The difference will amaze you. Just to prove that having an active lifestyle will pay off huge as you age.