Tuesday, June 5, 2007
At 71, the Oldest one up high
A 71-year-old Japanese climber Katsusuke Yanagisawa became the oldest person to scale Everest.
Oldest People on 7 Summits
A 69-year old Werner Berger from Newmarket,Ontario became the oldest North American to reach all seven of the world's highest summits. These include Mt. Everest, Mt. McKinley and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Speaking of climbing over world records, Jeanne Stawiecki at age 56 completed seven marathons and climbed the summits on the highest peaks on seven continents. I'm not sure why she is so modest.
79 Year old Triathaloner
In Texas, Phyllis Mann will become the oldest woman to compete in the Danskin Women’s Triathlon in Austin, Texas, at the age of 79.
A Cricketer No More at 96
The world's second oldest living test cricketer has died. Former New Zealand batsman Jack Kerr was 96 and only 10 days younger than the oldest.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Ellen Robertson and Sarah Jeanmougin have just turned 105. Pictured here at a previous celebration, the twin sisters are recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living set of twins in the world.
Robertson who suffered a stroke recently and is hard of hearing celebrated with family her family in Winnipeg. Her sister was for health reasons unable to travel from her home in Arizona.
They were born May 29, 1902 among 10 children in what now is Wolseley, Saskatchewan. At that time the area was still part of the Northwest Territories.
Robertson taught an hour-long aerobics class at her senior home until she turned 93.