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27 January 2014

Canadian athlete, 94, has no competition

For 94-year-old Canadian Olga Kotelko the biggest fitness challenge is finding someone age-appropriate to compete against.

For 94-year-old Canadian Olga Kotelko, it's not the high jump, javelin throw, pole vault or sprint that poses the biggest fitness challenge. It's finding someone age-appropriate to compete against.

Kotelko defies the standard image of aging and typifies what scientists call compression of morbidity. She has managed to postpone the onset of chronic or debilitating illness and is still going strong.

 (Picture: A running track from Shutterstock)

 
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