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Friday, October 24, 2014

Articles tagged: Old Athletes

Michael Jordan can still dunk at age 50 (Video)

Michael Jordan may be over the hill, but that doesn’t mean the Chicago Bulls legend has completely lost his game. During his annual basketball camp at the University of California last week, His Airness showed that 50 ain’t a death sentence. As you can see from the video above that SI.com’s Point Forward shared with…Read More

43-year-old Brian Rice plays basketball for Geneva College

Brian Rice passed up the opportunity to play Division-II basketball 25 years ago when he decided to join the Navy. He was a promising high school player with a passion for hoops, but Rice felt he wasn’t “mature” enough to attend college. Now 43 years old and retired from the military, the Geneva College walk-on…Read More

81-year-old Ed Whitlock sets record for half marathon

Most people think their body will break down when they reach their 80s, but one man is showing us you can still be in peak athletic form in your ninth decade. 81-year-old Ed Whitlock of Milton, Ontario, set the world record for the half marathon in the 80-84 age group with a time of 1:38:59…Read More

Wild Signs 51-Year-Old Print Shop Owner Paul Deutsch as Emergency Goalie

The Minnesota Wild signed a 51-year-old print shop owner to serve as the team’s emergency goalie Wednesday. Paul Deutsch runs a screen printing and embroidery store in Richfield (Minn.), and he is a good friend of assistant Mike Ramsey. Deutsch has practiced with the team several times over the past few years when one of…Read More

49-Year-Old Phyllis Reffo Walks on to Pepperdine Swim Team

Phyllis Reffo has walked onto the Pepperdine swimming and diving team at the age of 49, becoming the latest athlete to prove that age cannot hold someone back. Reffo says she began swimming six years ago to maintain her fitness after undergoing major knee surgery. She was noticed by the swim coach at Santa Monica…Read More

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