By Chuck Goldberg
Orville Rogers may be 95 years old, but remains a competitive world-record-setting runner, after taking up the sport at age 50, and even went skydiving at 90 and hang-gliding at 93.
While his contemporaries nurse their health, Rogers continues living vibrantly. His secret is found in the Bible, which he reads every year—now in the midst of his 50th time. Long ago he decided to embrace 1 Corinthians 6:19,20, which says the body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.
His zeal for running began suddenly, when he came across Dr. Kenneth Cooper's 1968 book, “Aerobics.” He began running the next day.