5 Athletes who Inspire Us this Summer

Diana Nyad, 61, captured the headlines this summer with her enthralling attempt to swim from Havana to the Key West.  This article highlights four additional older athletes, including Sensei Keiko Fukuda whom recently received a 10th degree black belt, making her one of only four other judo athletes in the world to receive that recognition.  Also mentioned is sprint triathlon competitor Charlie Futrell, 90, fencing instructor Bruce Milligan, 60, and Roy Lewis, 68, a track and field athlete.  "Sometimes willpower can take the body where you want to go,” said Milligan, who recently won a gold medal at the National Fencing Championships.
SecondAct, August 16, 2011

Written By: Patrick J. Kiger

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