Media - Jeff Bercovici
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The New York Times In Play On, Exploring How Elite Athletes Improve with Age



OutsideThe Secret to Athletic Longevity is Surprisingly Simple 

“a fast and fun read”


LinkedIn Weekend EssayWhy Even the Youngest, Fastest Talent Can’t Compete with Experience 


The Guardian SportsblogRoger Federer Turns Back Time at 36 but Andy Murray Faces Hard Questions

“an excellent read”


The GuardianHow Smart Exercise Keeps You Younger for Longer


The VergeWhy We’re Going to See More and More Older Athletes. Jeff Bercovici’s “Play On” Investigates the Factors that Keep Athletes Performing


Inc. May 2018 – How Science Helps Age-Defying Athletes Like LeBron James and Serena Williams Stay Competitive 


OutsideDon’t Lose Your Edge as You Age


Vice TonicThe Little Known Advantages of Being an Older Athlete 


The Times UKStay an Ace on the Court: The Fitness Secrets of Federer and Williams


Publisher’s Weekly 

“Energetic romp through sports gerontology…Bercovici smartly separates science from quackery…offers stimulating information and practical insights to health-minded readers.”


Kirkus Reviews 

“Plimpton-esque…A solid work of sports journalism and encouraging reading for jocks who are late to the game but committed to win all the same.”


The Public Library AssociationJeff Bercovici on Fitness, Freshness and Redefining “Peak Age” 


The Palm Beach PostNew Book Helps Weekend Warriors Stay in the Game

“Fun, fast-paced and engaging first person exploration of the myriad ways that technology and medical science have combined in the last decade…No matter one’s fitness and athletic ability, Play On provides the kind of valuable – and interesting – information everyone can use.”




KQED FORUMHow Today’s Athletes are Playing Harder, Faster and Longer


KCRW Press Play with Madeleine BrandHow To Keep Your Aging Body in Tip-Top Shape


OUTSIDE PodcastThe Simple Secrets to Athletic Longevity


Reason PodcastBeyond Serena Williams: Why Athletes – and the Rest of Us – Are Getting Better as we Get Older


This Week in Startups 


WGBH’s Living Lab RadioThink You’re Too Old to Run the Boston Marathon? You May Just Be Training the Wrong Way


Inc. Uncensored Podcast 


Scribd Chat


DMV Sports RoundtableTom Brady Keeps Going 


This Week in America with Ric Bratton 


The Grueling Truth Podcast