Friday, August 14, 2015

“Janis Mankovskis, 75, of Latvia competing in the pole...



“Janis Mankovskis, 75, of Latvia competing in the pole vault during the second day of the decathlon in the 75-79 age division at the World Masters Athletics Championships in #Lyon, France. @angelasnappy spent the week of her 40th birthday photographing women and men over 60 competing in the heptathlon and decathlon. “Watching them reset my expectations of age,” @angelasnappy says. She was 21 when she retired from the heptathlon. “I hung up my spikes, convinced I had done the best I would ever do,” she wrote for the #lensblog. But peak performance is a relative term. As one athlete told her: “It’s never too late. I’m 81 years old, and look what I did. I didn’t sit in my rocking chair and say, ‘I got a pain here and a pain there, and I can’t do anything.’ I get out there, and I work out the pain.”” By nytimes on Instagram.



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