50-plus Achievers Roll of Honour

At 82, William Ivy Baldwin became the oldest tightrope walker, crossing the South Boulder Canyon, Colorado on a 320ft wire.

At 81, Bill Painter became the oldest person to reach the 14,411-foot summit of Mt. Rainier.

At 75, cancer survivor Barbara Hillary became one of the oldest people, and the first African-American woman, to reach the North Pole. http://barbarahillary.com/

At 62, J.R.R. Tolkien published the first volume of his fantasy series, "Lord of the Rings."

The 102-year-old Frenchman, Robert Marchand, broke his own world record in the over-100s category, riding 26.927 kilometers (16.7 miles) in one hour, more than 2.5 kilometers better than his previous best time in the race against the clock two years previous.

At 57, Frank Dobesh competed in his first ever 100+ mile bicycle ride — exactly ten years after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor

At 52, Sir Francis Chichester sailed around the world alone in a 53-foot boat normally manned by six

Indian farmer Ramjeet Raghav, became a dad at 94 in 2010 when wife gave birth to son Vikramjeet.

John Glenn made history when, at the age of 77, he became the oldest person to travel in space

At 96, South African Mohr Keet became the oldest bungee jumper ever completing a 708ft drop

The oldest person to pass a driving test is the late Lord Renton who did so shortly before his 95th birthday in 2003

In 2013, Diana Nyad, 64, became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage!

Taikichiro Mori became a real estate investor at 51. 37yrs later he had a net worth of $13billion

At 59, 3½ months after a heart attack, 3 day coma & double bypass, Ranulph Fiennes ran 7 marathons in 7 consecutive days on all 7 continents

Amazing Harriette Thompson, 92-year-old cancer survivor, just finished her 16th marathon!

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