Pensioners' sporting efforts generally tend to revolve around genteel sports such as golf and bowls.
But a group of gutsy senior citizens in Germany have been turning those preconceptions on their heads at an indoor athletics championships.
86-year-old Hans Eberle is probably the star of the show. The sprinter and jumper is the star of his 85-years-and-over age group with a 17.05 second 100m run under his belt, and his famous 3.53m long jump at a meeting last summer would have been good enough for the gold medal even in the under-80s.
Here are some pictures of the athletes in action in Baden-Württemberg.
86-year-old Hans Eberle shows off the awesome long jump technique that would have won him under-80 gold last s …
70-year-old decathlete Joseph Halder soars over the pole vault bar, an event in which he's recorded 2.91m
Stanislav Ivanovic hasn't let his 81 years stand in the way of him recording a hefty 8.12m in the shot put
71-year-old sprinter Fritz Reichle lunges for the tape as he clocks up an impressive 13.33m in the 100m
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