The 5 Oldest Professional Athletes Still Playing in 2018

When they were just rookies, they never could've predicted they'd still be playing in 2018. Yet here they are, battling against guys half their age.

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Age is just a number.

That's what they say, right? Well, it may be just a number, but as that number creeps higher, humans tend to get weaker, less explosive and more prone to injury. That's why most professional athletes tend to be in their 20s, a period when the body's capability for things like strength and endurance naturally peak. However, a number of athletes have defied Father Time to continue playing professionally long after their peers have retired. These are the five oldest pro athletes in sports.

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