The elite individual who doesn't accept decreased performance as a symptom of age. Who doesn't accept that he is past his personal best.
"Six years ago I thought I had reached the end of my running career. I was constantly suffering at the hands of a knee injury, and my times had dropped considerably. My body seemed like it was just giving up. I felt old and I'd lost the one thing that had kept me running for over thirty-five years: motivation.
Since reading The Ageless Athlete I have been able to pin point problem areas in my training and my body has started to recover. What's more, my confidence has grown and I wake up everyday anticipating the day's training. As a result I have reduced my 100m time by 0.7 seconds, my 200m time from 29.5 to 26.5 and my 400m time from 66.3 to 60.8… I'm now beating competitors half my age."
Lionel Frost, Runner, 51 years old
This guy is special. His dedication to sport is not affected by his age. If anything he uses it as his motivation and not an excuse.
He knows that knowledge, coupled with years of training experience, provides him with the power to reach the pinnacle of his sporting career even though he is entering his fifties. And he certainly isn't afraid to compete with athletes half his age, because he knows he can match them step for step… he knows that he can BEAT them.