Whoever said that you can’t do anything when you get old was sorely mistaken. At the end of the day, age is just a number and nothing should–can– stop us from doing what we love. We only live once and life’s too short to just stay at home dreaming of doing something when we can always go out and actually do it. The 25 oldest people to accomplish amazing feats show us how men and women in their later years achieve we thought was not possible for their age – sail across the ocean, climb Mount Everest, get a degree and so much more. Read on and get inspired!
20. Oldest Person To Sail Around The World
Sailing across the world is a feat in it of itself, but for someone as old as Minoru Saito, who was 77 years old when he completed a circumnavigation of the world, to actually accomplish this feat is nothing short of astounding. But it doesn’t end there; he has successfully circumnavigated the world eight times. The eighth time he circumnavigated the world going the “wrong way” meaning going westwardly against prevailing winds and currents…a feat that took Minoru 1,080 days to complete.
15. Oldest World Wrestling Entertainment Champion
Although this can be a touchy and controversial topic, for our purposes we’ll go with the Guinness Book Of World Records on this one.Vince McMahon is considered the oldest Wrestling Champion for winning a WWE title at the age of 54.
10. Oldest NHL Player
Gordie Howe broke several NHL records including only player to play in 5 different decades (impressive for any sport), oldest NHL player at time of retirement (52), and oldest player to play in an NHL game. He was also the only player to play in the NHL after age 50.
5. Oldest Woman to Climb The 7 Summits
At 57 Jeanne Stawiecki became the oldest woman in the world to successfully climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
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