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26 athletes who competed into their 40s


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26 athletes who competed into their 40s

Serena Williams celebrates a win at the 2021 French Open.



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Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias in a sideways pose after putting



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Satchel Paige

Grover Cleveland Alexander and Satchel Paige on the pitcher’s mound at Yankee Stadium



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George Blanda

George Blanda and Daryle Lamonica from the sidelines



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Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe poses for a portrait in 1980



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Pete Rose

Pete Rose from the playing field



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Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan throws a pitch during a game



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Robert Parish

Robert Parish during a Knicks vs. Boston game



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George Foreman

George Foreman walks to his corner during a fight



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Warren Moon

Warren Moon with the ball during a game



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Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson swings at the ball during a game



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Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice poses for his 2005 NFL headshot



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Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus hits a bunker shot



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Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova backhands a ball



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Morten Andersen

Morten Anderson kicks a field goal



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Dikembe Mutombo

Dikembe Mutombo looks on against a game



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Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson pitches during a Spring Training game



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Chris Chelios

Chris Chelios carries the puck against the New Jersey Devils



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Dara Torres

Dara Torres celebrates during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials



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Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer of the Colorado Rockies pitching



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Oksana Chusovitina

Oksana Chusovitina on the beam during the Olympics



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Venus Williams

Venus Williams celebrates a victory



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Tom Brady

Tom Brady on the sideline during the first quarter of a game



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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods celebrates with the Masters Trophy



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Jaromír Jágr

Jaromir Jagr of the Calgary Flames looks on during the second period of a game



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Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson tees off a hole



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Serena Williams

Serena Williams holds a tennis racquet over her head at the 2021 French Open Tennis Tournament.


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