You’re never too old to…
At 91 years old, you’d expect your birthday celebration to be fairly low key, but not for Frances Gabe of Fresno California. In 2011, Frances plunged from a bungee jump at her local fair as part of a birthday tradition to celebrate her defeat of colon cancer.
Climb a mountain
In 2013, an 80-year-old man named Yuichiro Miura from Japan scaled the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, as part of his mission to take back the record that was once his. He had in fact climbed the 8,448 metre mountain twice before.
Run a marathon every day of the year
68-year-old Alan Murray and his wife Janette Murray-Wakelin from New Zealand gave a whole new meaning to the word ‘determination’. In 2013, they set out on a road trip around Australia to run a marathon every single day of the year, clocking up a whopping 9,776.75 miles in total.
Swim the ocean
In 2013, a 64-year-old grandmother named Diana Nyad swam her way into the record books when she became the first person to complete the mammoth 103 mile swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
Become an athletic champion
95-year-old Olga Kotelko from Canada can teach us a thing of few about living an active lifestyle. This year she became the oldest recorded female indoor high jumper, long jumper and triple jumper at the World Masters Athletics Championships.
Become a champion bodybuilder
Sonny Bryant Junior, a 70-year-old champion bodybuilder from Georgia made the headlines this year for his iron-pumping skills. After taking up the sport aged 44 to let off steam from a stressful marriage, he became hooked and has won numerous titles and trophies ever since.
These stories are a great reflection on how lots of us are living life to the full after 50. In fact, waiting until later life is perhaps an ideal time to tick things off the bucket list.
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