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Why To Exercise Today: Olga Kotelko, 91-Year-Old Long-Jumper

A 10K runner in Brazil
A 10K runner in Brazil

While most younger masters athletes were jocks in college if not before, many competitors in the higher brackets — say, older than age 70 — have come to the game late. They weren’t athletes earlier in life because of the demands of career and their own growing families. Only after their duties cleared could they tend that other fire. That’s Kotelko’s story, too.

This program aired on November 29, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog.

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