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"My wife of 52 years thinks I'm nuts. But I keep telling her and my friends that if it weren't for the biking, I'd already be dead."
-Robert Beal, 72-year-old cyclist
"Things hurt. So what? A lot of people like to sit around moaning and groaning about what hurts but if they just got up and did something they wouldn't have time to think about that stuff."
-Ivy Browne, 85-year-old swimmer
"Keeping busy and feeling there is a purpose to your life is the key to successful aging. I don't think I'll ever get old."
-Pierre DelFausse, 82-year-old runner
"I love the game of tennis. It makes me smile and when I stop smiling I'll know it's over."
-Val Orosz, 79-year-old tennis player
"Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd be swimming competitively at age eighty-eight. Heck, I didn't even think I'd be alive. It's amazing what swimming has done for a body my age."
-Richard Kane, 88-year-old swimmer
"At seventy-five years of age, I am not ready to say I am old yet. We are here for such a limited time; it would be a crime not to make total use of oneself. I'm not sure runners live longer, but we certainly have a wonderful quality of life."
-John Keston, 75-year-old runner
"My top priority in life is my workout every day. Sure it's hard to get out of a hot bed next to a hot woman at four-thirty in the morning. I hate it but I do it. I just don't listen to that little devil standing on my shoulder telling me to stay in bed."
-Jack LaLanne, 84-year-old fitness guru
"All it takes is a little bit of willpower. I realized I felt better closing in on seventy than I ever did at fifty-five."
-Sis Warnke, 82-year-old runner