Age Is Just a Number: 4 Inspiring Athletes Over 50

He Cycled Cross-Country at Age 71

Not even the toughest diagnosis could keep Chuck Wakefield, 71, off his bike. The Grapevine, Texas, resident recently rode 3,400 miles across the U.S. to raise awareness for multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer he has battled for 14 years.

The ride, sponsored by Janssen Oncology to support research through the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), brought in $400,000 for the cause.

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