How Athletes Like Derek Jeter Stay Competitive As They Age

October 3, 2014 3:51 PM

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The millions of fans who watched Derek Jeter drive in the winning run in his last hometown at-bat -- after 20 record-breaking years on the diamond -- will not soon forget this 40-year-old Yankee. Why do some great athletes reach their potential early, then fizzle out, while others inspire us because they seem to get better with age?

Some goals become more difficult as we age, especially physical ones where we're competing with younger players who are stronger, faster, and have more endurance. It's simply a fact.

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