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Record Breaking Seniors

These seniors don't let age keep them from competing.

It’s hard to imagine some athletes 80 years and up are still competing. But these seniors at the 15th annual National Senior Games, the largest multi-sport qualifying competition for men and women 50 and older, aren’t just running—they’re breaking event, age-group records. This year 12,000 senior athletes from across the country are gathering in Minneapolis, Bloomington and St. Paul, Minn., from July 3-16, competing in track and field events and road races to swimming, tennis, golf, bowling, etc.

On Thursday, 100-year-old Frederick Winter of Holland, Mich., broke an event record for the 100-meter event in 42.38 seconds. The American 100m record for ages 100-104 stands at 39.97 seconds ran by Waldo McBurney in 2003. These seniors have proven that age is only a number.

Check out these snapshots from the Senior Games and other record breaking moments: