I too was “in awe” of the photos Alex Rotas shared in this story – “In pictures: photographer ‘in awe’ of older athletes (BBC 10 August 2017).
They reminded me also of words I believe are attributed to the magnificent Dame Judi Dench:
“Age is a number. It’s something imposed on you … it drives me absolutely spare when people say, ‘Are you going to retire? Isn’t it time you put your feet up?’ Or tell me my age.”