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PHOTO: COURTESY OF ANGELA JIMENEZ.
In the media, seniors are often represented as sweet or doddering — certainly not forces to be reckoned with. In her stunning photo series “Racing Age,” on display this summer at the United Photo Industries' THE FENCE exhibits in Brooklyn, Boston, and Atlanta, photographer Angela Jimenez captures the stunning physicality of master’s track and field athletes ages 70 and up.
“These athletes are not cute, or vulnerable, or weak — they are fierce and competitive,” she says. “They are continually breaking age group records for running, jumping, and throwing that would have seemed impossible even a few decades ago.”
We too were floored by their athleticism. The numbers these "seniors" are thinking about aren't their ages, but rather how fast they'll sprint to the finish line, or how high they'll jump. See the inspiring photographic proof that dedication and strength in sport have no expiration date.
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