10 athletes who reached their peak after 40

Dara Torres Mariano Rivera Randy Couture Vijay Singh Bernard Hopkins Martina Navratilova Butch Johnson Herschel Walker Ed Whitlock Olga Kotelko

Although many professional sports have athletes retiring by the age of 30, there are exceptions to the rule. From boxing to golfing to archery and swimming, many athletes are still breaking records and reaching personal bests well into their 40s and 50s. Decades of experience and training have helped these individuals hone their skills, proving that when it comes to sports, age isn’t everything.

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