7 Inspiring Women Athletes Over Age 70


SO, I saw this and HAD to repost

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

Getty Images Photo: Madonna Buder, Getty Images

When we think of women over the age of 70, it’s almost a given that the majority of our thoughts drift to a sweet, frail, salt-and-pepper-haired granny. But these seven inspiring women are anything but that. They are true athletes— some even world-record holders. And their age-defying acts are a constant reminder that age really is just a number.

So, if you’ve been having trouble committing to your fitness routine lately, you really need to check out these women. They’re just the dose of fitspiration you need to get back on track.

Madonna Buder, 84 (above)

Known as the ‘Iron Nun,’ Buder, a member of the noncanonical Sisters for Christian Community, is the oldest woman ever to finish an Ironman triathlon. (That’s a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride and topped off with a 26.2 mile run!) Even more impressive, the 2013…

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