This week, we talk to Libby James of Fort Collins, Colorado. She's a mother of four and a grandmother of 12 ranging in age from 8-24 years old. Libby is a writer, a teacher, and long distance runner. And that is an understatement, because she may just be the fastest woman her age in the world. Libby holds the current USA Track and Field world records for her age group in the 5K and 15K distances. In 2012, she was inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame and in 2016 she was inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her running accomplishments, which all came after age 40.
SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - LIBBY JAMES
Sport: Long distance running
Quote: "The worst thing about running is...not running."
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE - BILL PROVINS
Each week, we start our show with our featured EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE. In this segment, we shine the spotlight on athletes over age 40 from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.. Our Everyday Seasoned Athletes will be sharing why they do what they do and what they’ve learned along the way – all in their own words. This week, we feature obstacle racer Bill Provins.
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - BILL PROVINS
Sport: Spartan Race/running
Quote: "Get out there and do it - whatever sport you want to do."