3 Senior Athletes Inspire Elderly People To Get Up Off Couch And Exercise
December 12, 2017 12:47 By Fabiosa
In today's hectic world, it is getting harder and harder for us to have the courage to let go of the laziness and start exercising. And it could not be different. After all, every day that goes by, we experience more and more demand from our bosses at work, we have to overcome our limits to achieve results and, at the end of the day, the only thing we want is to take a nice bath, eat, watch TV and, rest. That is why we cannot fit in a meeting with friends.
However, we must not forget that physical exercises are strong allies of a healthier and more long-lasting life. And if you are the type who uses age as an excuse to not even try to start exercising, these three people over 80 will inspire you to shake off the dust and look for the nearest gym in your area.
Check them out:
1. Fauja Singh
Amazing runners: Fauja Singh. When Fauja Singh lost his wife, daughter and son in rapid succession, he picked up running to help him deal with his overwhelming grief. By the age of 101, Singh became the oldest marathoner to ever go the distance. When he retired from competitive running earlier this year, he had run nine marathons and many other shorter races. #amazingrunners #faujasingh #inspiration
The 106-year-old Briton is another example of inspiration. That is because Singh never gives up his run. The centennial man is a record holder of several senior events and has made part of some Adidas ads alongside world-renowned athletes, such as David Beckham and Muhammad Ali.
2. Man Kaur
Man Kaur, 100, of India, competes in the 100-meter track and field event at the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. More than 10,000 athletes aged 30 and older are participating in the games which continue until Sept. 4. AP/PTI #mankaur #americasmastersgames2016 #vancouver
This Indian, like Fauja, takes part in senior competitions, but for women. At 101 years old, she holds records in the categories in which she competes, and she inspires many people. Unlike many others, she only started running professionally at the age of 93.
3. Don Pellmann
For all of you out there who think that your moment has passed, or that it's too late to do what you really want to do, Don Pellmann has some words for you. This past weekend, Don, who is 100 years old, set world records in his age group for the high jump, long jump, 100-meter dash, shot put, and discus; what was your excuse for not putting the work in again? Check out an awesome video of Don kicking ass and taking names through the link in our bio! #LiveLALO #noexcuses #DoWork #DonPellmann #trackandfield #100 Photo: Sandy Huffaker/NYT
The 86-year-old American holds several senior records, especially in the jump categories. To get an idea, in 2015, he broke five world records in just one day.
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