7 Mantras We All Should Live By

April 5, 2015 12:24 PM

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7 Mantras We All Should Live By

Just shy of her 50th birthday, tennis legend Martina Navratilova won a mixed doubles championship at the U.S. Open. "You can do great things regardless of your age if you just believe and, you know, go for it," she told ESPN at the time. "Don't get limited by people that say, 'No, you can't do that because you're too old or because you're heavy or you're not an athlete.' Whatever your limitations might be, don't let them define you. I didn't let it define me." These are certainly words she lives by -- just days after completing radiation treatment for breast cancer, she won the senior doubles title at Wimbledon at the age of 53, The New York Times reports. And at 55 she went way outside of her comfort zone by competing on "Dancing With The Stars". "I've always been set on facing my fears," she told The Los Angeles Times."[...] I'm scared of dancing, so what better way to conquer my fear of that than to go on the largest dance floor in the world and compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'!"

It seems unlikely that a nearly 65-year-old accountant could be compared to the likes of Usain Bolt, LeBron James and Apolo Ohno for her athleticism. But Raschker, who holds 68 gold medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships and 22 World Masters Records for both outdoor and indoor events, i...

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