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The Oldest Professional Athlete Was 104

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some people are purely inspirational, just like this person. John Whittemore has gone down in the record books as being the oldest professional athlete ever recorded. He set this amazing record when he participated in two track and field events just shy of his 105th birthday. It’s undoubtedly the dream of all athletes, amateurs and professionals, …

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8 Fun Olympics Facts and Information That Are Astounding

Reading Time: 5 minutes 8 fun Olympics facts and information that are simply astounding, Every four years we are graced with one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Olympic games. For two weeks our scheduled television programming is interrupted by sports, that we in general pay next to no attention to most of the time, but …

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Australian Ultra Marathon Runner Cliff Young Won The Inaugural Event At Age 61

Reading Time: 2 minutes Australian ultra marathon runner Cliff Young won the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne ultra marathon in 1983 at the age of 61. How is this really possible? Surely someone a third of his age should have won the race easily. You would certainly think so, but this 61 year old potato farmer had a surprise in …

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The First Car Race in America Reached Speeds of 7 Mph

Reading Time: 2 minutes Holy Toledo. The first car race in America reached average speeds of 7 mph (11 km/h). Although it was over a century ago, it surely must be described as the most mind numbingly boring race event of the last several hundred years. Going back to the late 19th century, the automobile was a relatively new …

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