9 people who broke a Guinness World Record after 40

Age is supposedly a state of mind, nothing but a number, which is why it’s time to rethink tired myths about turning 40. Becoming a quadragenarian doesn’t mean it’s time to slow down, it means it’s time to figure out how you want to spend the second half of your life. This list of nine people who made the Guinness Book of World Records after the big 4-0 shows how much people can accomplish if they start looking at aging differently.

If you think you’re too old to do something, think again—these record holders did!

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