BY Auriens
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In this 12-part series, we profile individuals redefining later life.

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Style and substance

After a long career as a leading stylist, the New Yorker founded her own company and has become a social media star who has embraced getting older.

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A glorious view from the top

The Japanese first climbed — and skied down — Mount Everest at 70. Now, he is plotting a fourth attempt of the world’s highest peak.

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The 'Iron Nun'

Having competed in 45 of the gruelling races that combine swimming, running and cycling, the American is still training and competing.

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Still at the helm

The first man to complete a solo circumnavigation of the globe is as committed to his craft as ever, and says experience has only made him better at it.

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Artisan on song

The man credited with reviving the violin-making traditions of Antonio Stradivari says understanding nature and finding joy in work is the key to a long and healthy life.

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A fresh face

After a break of almost six decades, an unexpected encounter at the age of 70 relaunched one of the most enduring careers in high fashion. Two decades on, it is still going strong.

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The road runner

At the age of 90, the former dentist rebuilt his body. Now, he is a world-class sprinter and long jumper, and wants us to radically rethink how we approach ageing.