in their 60s
After enjoying successful athletic careers, these notable sports figures opted to run for public office.
Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Bradley tallied 9,217 points during his 10-year career with the New York Knicks. In politics, Bradley was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978 and served three terms. In 2000, he sought the Democratic nomination for president, but he lost to Al Gore. He's seen here with Howard Dean.
Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came from? Or why we light a menorah for Hanukkah? Find out about the interesting origins of many holiday traditions right here.