Canadians enjoyed one of the most exciting of Grey Cup championship games this past weekend! The winning quarterback, Henry Burris, has been officially noted as the “grand old man of the Canadian Football League”. Noted as the oldest quarterback to start in a Grey Cup game, he proved age irrelevant as he carried his team to victory including the winning pass in overtime.
Last spring, a fellow Canadian, Yul Kwon crossed the finish line first in the over-80 category in the Boston Marathon. He follows in the footsteps of other age-defying athletes from Canada such as 85-year-old marathoner Ed Whitlock who broke a world record in his age category in a marathon just this past fall.
Elite in their accomplishments, yes; but also in challenging the stereotype of aging and the decline of our physical skills.
How do they do it? Clearly, they are not limiting themselves on the basis of age. Are they showing us that what we accept into our thinking influences our abilities? Continue Reading