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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a game at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport

Notable accomplishments by older athletes

July 12, 2013

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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