Seiichi Sano is bringing new meaning to “active aging.” The 89-year-old businessman just notched a Guinness World Record for being the oldest man to catch a wave. And he’d like to keep surfing until he hits 100.
“I think I take better care of myself when I have goals like this,” the octogenarian told the Associated Press. “Even now, I take better care of myself than I did before.”
Sano had a long and successful career in the cutthroat world of Japanese business — in fact, he still works 9-5 at his construction supply company. But after climbing Mt. Fuji at age 80, he started looking for other ways to challenge himself in nature. Next on his plate?
“Maybe I’ll try bouldering,” he said.
Rock on, Mr. Sano. Rock on.
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