May 18, 2023
Why would anybody want to jump on a sled and hurl himself down an icy mountain at over 80 miles per hour? At the age of 21, Ruben Gonzalez took up the sport of luge and started training for the Olympics.
Four years…. and a few broken bones later, Ruben made his Olympic dream come true! But he didn't stop there… Ruben kept training, and at the age of 47, he was racing against 20-year-olds at the Vancouver Winter Olympics!
Ruben's the first person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics in four different DECADES!
The oldest person to ever compete in the Winter Olympics was Carl August Kronlund, a Swedish curler who was 58 at the 1924 Chamonix Olympics. Ruben is training for the 2026 Milan / Cortina Winter Olympics. He's sliding better than ever, and his coach says he can do it.
He's also one of the most popular speakers in America. Ruben's best-selling book "The Courage to Succeed" has been translated into ten languages. Get ready to be inspired to go for the Gold.
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