Monday Morning Radio

With the Tokyo Olympics underway and the Beijing Olympics slated for early next February, this week host, author, and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart has a timely conversation with four-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez, who aims to be the only Olympian ever to compete in five Olympics in five different decades.

Not only that, but if Ruben, who competes in the luge, makes it to Beijing, at age 59, he’ll be the oldest Olympic competitor on record.

Has anyone ever told you that you’re too old to chase your dream? As Ruben tells Dean, he’s not buying any of that ageism negativity, and you shouldn’t either. 

[You can help Ruben defy the naysayers by making a donation to his GoFundMe page at For a contribution of at least $100, Ruben will include a photo of your or your family in a montage that he’ll place on his sled.]

Photo: Ruben Gonzalez,
Posted: July 26, 2021
Monday Morning Run Time: 39:17

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