Friday, January 27, 2012
Kenneth C. Young, 70, a software developer from Petrolia, California, finally ended his running streak after 15,179 consecutive days (41 years, 204 days) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Started on July 6, 1970, Young had the fourth longest active running streak in the country as listed by Streak Runners International (SRI) and the United States Running Streak Association (USRSA) when his streak ended. He now has the longest retired running streak as listed by those same running associations. "I regret to report that I had to end my streak on January 26th (final day of running was 25 Jan 2012)." said Young in a statement to SRI/USRSA. "I have suffered a bad tear in one of the adductor muscles near my left groin. I presently need crutches to 'walk' and running is out of the question."
Amazing and sad at the same time.