At 71, Virginia Lenore MacColl is a testament to age being no barrier to passion, securing her title as the oldest US female ninja in the latest Guinness World Records (GWR) compilation.
A video on GWR’s Instagram showcases MacColl’s agility and tenacity as she conquers diverse challenges like climbing, jumping, and swinging. The post hailed her as the “Oldest competitive ninja athlete (female),” noting her age at the competition being 70 years and 90 days.
MacColl’s foray into the ninja warrior realm began at 66, sparked by her daughter Jessie Graff’s participation in the American Ninja Warrior. Despite challenges, including her husband’s inability to travel due to health reasons, she remains undeterred. He remains her staunchest supporter, encouraging her enthusiasm for every competition.
She attributes her fitness to a Mediterranean diet, emphasizing fish and vegetables and being conscious about sugar intake. In a chat with GWR, she said, “Age and inexperience should never be a barrier.”
The widely-viewed GWR video, with over 340k views, showcases her athletic prowess and resonates with viewers’ admiration and accolades.
MacColl’s journey, replete with discipline and resilience, epitomizes that age is merely a number in one’s quest for excellence.