Speaking of LitFest, I’ve been meaning to write a blog posting about Olga Kotelko since I learned about her at LitFest 2015… back in May!
One of the events at LitFest 2015 was a talk by Olga’s co-author Roxanne Davies and her editor Michele Carter about the book “Olga – The O.K. Way to a Healthy, Happy Life“. I’d not heard of Olga before this talk, but I learned that she:
- started competing in track and field when she was 77 years old
- competed around the world in track and field events until she died at the age of 95
- won more than 750 gold medals and broke more 30 world records!
Talk about an inspiration! Just check this out video of her competing at 95:
And here’s her telling the story of how she got into track & field:
In related news, here’s a story about Harriet Thompson, a 92 year woman who finished the San Diego marathon, becoming the oldest woman ever to do so!