The Top 11 Age-Defying Athletes

Seattle SportsnetCorrespondent IApril 2, 2009

The Top 11 Age-Defying Athletes

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    SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 23: Julio Franco #14 of the Atlanta Braves stands ready at bat against the San Francisco Giants on July 23, 2007 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

11. Chris Chelios

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    PITTSBURGH - JUNE 04:  Chris Chelios #24 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Mellon Arena on June 4, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. The Red W

10. Dikembe Mutombo

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 19:  Dikembe Mutombo #55 of the Houston Rockets walks across the court in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Utah Jazz during the 2008 NBA Playoffs on April 19, 2008 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.  The Ja

9. Nancy Lieberman

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    1990's:  Nancy Liebermen of the Women's U.S. National Basketball team poses for a portrait with the basketball during a photo shoot.   Mandatory Credit: Tim DeFrisco/ALLSPORT

8. Julio Franco

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    SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 23: Julio Franco #14 of the Atlanta Braves stands ready at bat against the San Francisco Giants on July 23, 2007 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

7. George Foreman

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    19 Apr 1992:  George Foreman enters the ring for his bout with Evander Holyfield. Mandatory Credit: Barry Jarvinan  /Allsport

6. Dara Torres

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    BEIJING - AUGUST 17:  Silver medalist Dara Torres of the United States celebrates on the podium before receiving her medal in the Women's 50m Freestyle final held at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17,

5. Nolan Ryan

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    1989:  Pitcher Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers throws the ball. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule  /Allsport

4. Satchel Paige

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3. Ken Mink

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2. George Blanda

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1. Gordie Howe

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    19 Jan 1996:  Wielding a double bladed stick, Gordie Howe #9 of the NHL Heroes checks Phil Esposito #7 of the Boston Bruins Heroes from behind during the second period of the NHL Heroes of Hockey game played at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts. M