Class of 2015 Personal Best Athletes

There’s an additional definition of “personal best” that senior athletes exemplify, and that anyone can achieve. It’s not about a peak moment in time or distance in sports; it’s about overcoming challenges and obstacles, staying motivated throughout your life, and inspiring others by your example. This results in greater longevity and a healthy, active lifestyle – and that is your Personal Best!

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“Wait to Worry” - Ryan Beighley, 90, The Villages, Florida Most of us can (or one day will) point to
Shuttling Around The World - Debbie Lorenzo, 64, Las Vegas, Nevada It's only fitting that Debbie Lorenzo found herself settling
Against All Odds - Brenda Talley, 60, Las Vegas, Nevada What happens when life suddenly deals you one bad hand
  From left: Monica, Tom, "Pop", Nancy, Buffy, Dan, Carl Jr. The Family That Plays Together...-The Horstman Family, Evansville, Indiana
Walk Like a Mississipian - Donna Gonzales, 72, Terry, Mississippi Race walking is an often unappreciated sport. The casual observer
  Photos by: Matt Oleszczak Rallying Through Life's Kill Shots - Sharon Huczek, 67, Rochester, Michigan If you are looking
A Different Kind of Fish Story - Alexandra Stafford, 54, Metairie, Louisiana NSGA's Personal Best initiative seeks to inspire an
Cycling Away From Cancer - Michael Adsit, 65, Milford, Pennsylvania Statistics tell us that one of two American men and
The Power of Love - John C. Taylor, 94, Atlanta, Georgia It's not just anyone who can say they have
Of Mentors, Mountains and Marathons - Della Works, 80, Casper, Wyoming At each phase of her life, Della Works hasn't
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