Lifezette: ‘The Fittest 66-Year-Old on the Planet’

 ROBERT HAMILTON OWENS, LIFEZETTE

 

‘The Fittest 66-Year-Old on the Planet’

He got a rocky start in life, but this 12-time Ironman triathlete has left that behind as he aims for the nearly impossible

He’ll run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days — and make a little history, too.

In his mid-60s, Robert Hamilton Owens — a 12-time Ironman triathlete — is really just getting started. The Los Angeles-based Owens is set next month to compete in the 2018 World Marathon Challenge — designating himself, in all likelihood, as the fittest 66-year-old on the planet and an undisputed force of nature.

Superhuman challenges are nothing new for this individual, however. As an Air Force pararescueman, Owens routinely risked his life to save climbers stranded on Denali, the highest mountain in North America. He also helped smuggle literature in and out of the former Soviet Union after he left the military... READ MORE

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Rick Krusky