Move Over Ironman, 92-Year-Old Bill Bell Is The Real Deal

Photo via Shape Magazine

Photo via Shape Magazine

A Southern California native and retired engineer, Bell doesn't believe in living life quietly. Having a pacemaker put in his heart 16 years ago hasn't seemed to change his philosophy either.

In addition to the myriad of races he's entered over the last 32 years, Bell has also biked across country twice with Iron Gents, a group he helped found for athletes 60 years and older.

He's the surviving member of seven, he said.

Bell admits his age has slowed him some and he's not able to compete at the level he did a decade or two ago.

But he's still racing — just not in triathlons. But he is thinking of becoming a spectator to the annual Tram Road Challenge, saying the steep incline makes competing in the race difficult.

Still, he doesn't feel 92 years old. And he encourages people of all ages to be active as well.

"You don't have to run a race. But you've got to do something," he said. "Your body is like a lawn mower. If you take care of it and use it, it's amazing how long it will last."

via The Desert Sun

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