All athletes lose the race against time, but endurance athletes in general are outperforming the times and distances of the generations before them. These advances are founded upon improvements in nutrition, sport medicine and a refusal of more athletes to accept "too old" as an excuse.
Nannette Iatesta has similar memories of growing up among coal miners in Lafayette. "They were an unusual lot – soft and tenderhearted towards children, but they cussed a blue streak," she said. "It was just the language they used and some of it was very creative." As a volunteer at the Lafayette Historical Museum, Iatesta tells stories of the coal mining way of life to visitors every day.
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