People: Jun. 3, 1985

He will be 49 in three months, but anyone who thinks Wilt Chamberlain is slowing down is looking for a dunking. Besides working out four to five hours a day, the basketball legend keeps in shape by playing volleyball (with hopes of making the 1988 Olympics), polo (which he took up just last year) and training Great Danes for show (well, Chihuahuas would look ridiculous). Last week "the Stilt" tried yet another physical feat as he eased his 7-ft. 1- in., 285-lb. frame into a small sulky at Yonkers Raceway in New York. "Where there's a Wilt, there's a way," joked...

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