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Mom, Boomer, World Adventurer Does Life on Her Terms
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Mom, Boomer, World Adventurer Does Life on Her Terms

Liz Merritt - Jul 14, 2017

Bria White is living a dream she never imagined possible. Like a bird flying for the very first time, she is about to embark on a soul-searching…

Ultra Runner, Baby Boomer Sees World One Race at a Time
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Ultra Runner, Baby Boomer Sees World One Race at a Time

Liz Merritt - Jun 30, 2017

Jeff Pettett tells the story of his first marathon 10 years ago in excruciating detail. Below-freezing temperatures, a horrible cold, and a crown that fell off his…

77-year-old Endurance Cyclist, Vietnam Vet Grateful for Every Day
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77-year-old Endurance Cyclist, Vietnam Vet Grateful for Every Day

Liz Merritt - Jun 23, 2017

For 77-year-old Jim Pettett, every day is a gift. He is a devoted endurance cyclist, decorated war veteran and a member of an elite fraternity of road…

Young at Heart: 74-year-old Seeks Solace on Mountain Biking Trails
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Young at Heart: 74-year-old Seeks Solace on Mountain Biking Trails

Liz Merritt - Jun 09, 2017

For 74-year-old Sam Asbell, mountain biking is the cure for just about anything. It’s his escape, his solace and a place of serenity in times of happiness…

Animal Instincts: Boomer Triathlete Unleashes Inner Competitor
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Animal Instincts: Boomer Triathlete Unleashes Inner Competitor

Liz Merritt - Jun 02, 2017

Jacquie Allgire had no clue for nearly 50 years that there was an athlete hidden deep within her. A life spent building a career and raising two…

Hiking the Grand Canyon Feeds Adventure and Forges Lifetime Bonds
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Hiking the Grand Canyon Feeds Adventure and Forges Lifetime Bonds

Liz Merritt - May 29, 2017

A year ago today, on Memorial Day weekend, I bonded with my tribe of outdoor friends in ways that I could not have imagined. We are republishing…

Habit Forming: Couple Builds Foundation of Fitness One Race at a Time
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Habit Forming: Couple Builds Foundation of Fitness One Race at a Time

Liz Merritt - May 26, 2017

Charlie and Teresa Woodhouse aren’t your typical couple pushing 70. In fact, retirement has opened up a whole new world of athletic performance that neither could have…

Mothers Setting the Stage for Healthier Generations
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Mothers Setting the Stage for Healthier Generations

Liz Merritt - May 14, 2017

“If we only knew.” Those are the four words my Mom uses the most when we talk about healthier generations. At 80, she’s in good shape, walks…

76-year-old Athlete Fuels His Inner Competitor
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76-year-old Athlete Fuels His Inner Competitor

Liz Merritt - May 12, 2017

The way Ralph Ward sees the world, if you can do it, so can he. That’s the way this 76-year-old athlete rolls. He believes nothing is impossible…

Humble Beginnings: 56-year-old Ironman, Firefighter Shows Persistence Pays Off
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Humble Beginnings: 56-year-old Ironman, Firefighter Shows Persistence Pays Off

Liz Merritt - May 05, 2017

For 56-year-old firefighter and Ironman triathlete Toru Kawana, life’s momentous turning points have come in the midst of a midlife crisis. From each, his persistence pays off…