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Florida man proves you're never too old

Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2002

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- He's 87 years old and still wears his trademark yellow swimsuit, but water skier ''Banana'' George Blair is still among the ranks of the nation's sexiest men.

Blair is the oldest of the more than 80 athletes featured in Sports Illustrated Women's 2002 swimsuit issue, which hit the stands June 25.

''There must be quite a few people out there who think I'm sexy. I'm elated. I'm just elated!'' Blair said.

''This is one of the biggest compliments I've ever received.''

Blair learned to water ski at age 40 and began barefoot skiing six years later.

At age 81, he drove a race car for the first time, then learned to skydive the next year.

Blair surfed for the first time when he was 83 and learned to bull ride at age 85.



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