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'I just love it!' Meet 15 senior athletes who will blow your mind

July 6, 2014 at 10:33 AM ET

Image: Kay Glynn pole vaults during the 2011 National Senior Games
Benjamin B. Morris
At age 58, Kay Glynn broke the world record in pole vaulting for women ages 55 to 59 at the National Senior Games on June 20, 2011. The now-61-year-old has her sights set on the 2015 National Senior Games.

Senior citizens? Retirees? Elders? Oh, no-no-no. Here’s a better label for these folks: fierce athletes. 

Meet 15 of the more than 11,000 expected participants in the National Senior Games, also known as the “Senior Olympics,” due to kick off in Minnesota one year from now on July 3, 2015. The over-50 athletes are competing in qualifying events this summer all over the United States.

Russ Witte swimming
Here are some of the more than 11,000 expected participants in the National Senior Games, also known as the “Senior Olympics,” due to kick off one year from now in July 2015.

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