Who gets to be a "real" athlete and who doesn't? How our ideas about aging, health, ablebodiedness and disability shape the status of Masters rowing
Sometimes the rowing world forgets that Masters is a *competitive* category, and not just shorthand for “old people rowing.”
We do a profound disservice to older adults when we discourage strenuous exercise. It doesn’t cause degeneration—it helps mitigate it! Exercise, it turns out, *is* medicine.