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GoPro Ironman World Championships 2014

sgscrunner1.2The Ironman World Championships 2014 have taken place this month (12th Oct) in Kona, Hawaii. The race has a professional category and then the other, non-professionals are split into age group categories. The age groups go in 5 year bands, from 18-24-y-o (OK, that's a 7 year band) all the way up to an 80+ category, although there were no athletes in this category this year.

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To start the season

96-y-o skierThe seasons are changing and snow rather than sun will be the dominant weather condition, here is a story from Ski Utah about a 96-year-old who can't stop skiing, can't see why he should and can see all the benefits of staying in shape to be able to.

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Charles Eugster - The World's Fittest Nonagenarian

charles-eugsterSGSC's first encounter with Charles Eugster was on a YouTube video of a Ted Talk he gave. Quite remarkably, he was expressing the very ideas about ageing that we hold at SGSC.

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Jacinto at 73

 

 

 

Okay, so here's another Cross-fitter - 73 years old and proving once again that age is not a limiting factor if you have the determination to work at your fitness.

 

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Journalist Joins Gym

 

Journalist Suzanne Moore, now in her mid-fifties and never previously one to trumpet the virtues of exercise, has written a piece for the Guardian recounting her decision to "take herself in hand" and halt the gradual slide into middle-aged ill-health and decrepitude (our word).

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More acute less chronic

 

What are you doing to yourself? You may well ask.

 

Three or four years ago there were reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Independent, based on data from a specialist insurer, of a growth in serious injuries and deaths among the over 70's from participation in extreme sports.

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