Notable accomplishments by older athletes

Danny Almonte of the Rolando Paulino All-Stars Bronx Little League baseball team attends a ceremony honoring the team August 28, 2001 in New York City. Dominican Republic officials said August 31, 2001 that Little League pitcher Danny Almonte is 14 years old, not 12 years old. The finding could strip his team of its third-place finish in the World Series. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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On Sunday, Morgan Shepherd will be racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. At 71, Shepherd will become the oldest driver to ever compete in a NASCAR event. Shepherd is not alone, there are other athletes who have gone on to accomplish big things in their “golden years.” Take a look at our list of seasoned athletes.

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