Athletes who competed into their 40s and beyond
From baseball players to swimmers, these athletes didn't retire young
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Everyone reaches their physical peak in their mid-20s, and athletes are no different. Being a professional athlete also means lots of wear and tear on the body, which is why the majority retire young. But not these 30 pros! From soccer stars to basketball greats, these sports legends have had quite a long career.
Want to know who they are? Then check out this gallery!
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