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Illinois Man Heads to World Weightlifting Championships

Posted on 09/13/2012 by | All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Personal HealthUpdate to the original story below: Two time national champion , Ron Millard,  just reported winning a silver medal in the World Masters Championship in Lviv, Ukraine.   His weight  totals were over 264 pounds! The gold medalist, from Germany  Wolfgang Sadowski lifted a total of  374 pounds. WOW. We hope to have some video footage soon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sometimes you just hear a story so great you have to share it! Let me introduce you to Ron Millard.. He’s a Washington (Illinois, …

Sports and Feminism in an Artful Mix from Nike

Posted on 08/15/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe message? Never listen to those who say “you can’t” and never give up. Nike recently released a quick shot of inspiration that creatively and movingly illustrates the opportunities open to new generations of women and the strength of previous generations that continue to simply not give up. With just one statement from former gold medal winning Olympian, Joan Benoit Samuelson, the message hits home: “I’m 55 years old and I run close to 70 miles a week.” If London …

News To Know: If At First You Don’t Succeed

Posted on 06/22/2009 by | General News | Comments

Work64-year-old Michael Petrina Jr. of Virginia won AARP’s national spelling bee over the weekend.