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Old Guys Rule

Tuesday, April 09, 2013



Hugh Campbell is 88 years old. Like me, he started running later in life. In my case I was 65 years old when I did my first race. Hugh did his first race at the remarkable age of 86! Wow!

Suddenly, I don't feel like I got too late a start in running. Hugh has done well for himself. He says it's because he caddied his own golf clubs for many years. He developed good leg muscles with all that walking and toting. A slow but steady building of leg muscles.

Hugh has not only become a runner, but he's become a world champion in the process! He is breaking world records at the age of 88, and see no reason he can't do better as he gets older.

You can read his story here:

http://tinyurl.com/blvogsk

Go Hugh!!

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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MARGARITTM 4/29/2013 12:48PM

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I will try to catch up!

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IONA72 4/16/2013 5:32PM

    What a guy! Inspiration indeed!

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SUSANELAINE1956 4/14/2013 12:46PM

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ANDY_54 4/14/2013 12:37PM

    I love reports like these, thanks for posting!

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CLWALDRO 4/11/2013 7:24AM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing the story of Hugh and his record setting accomplishments.
I would be interested in your story on how you first got started running and any tips you have.

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CHANGINGHORSES 4/10/2013 8:33PM

    Awesome! I love reading about older people that are active and living better than ever! They are such an inspiration to me whether they walk, run, hike, bike, etc. It is all admirable and they are setting a great example.

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MASRITE 4/10/2013 12:09AM

    I guess there's hope for me yet! Thanks for sharing.

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DORAL33178 4/9/2013 9:44PM

    Thanks for sharing a great story. I like reading about something inspirational...helps me to stay motivated!

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ROXYZMOM 4/9/2013 9:37PM

    Isn't it funny - you can always find someone who is worse off than or better than you! Life has such a great way of doing that - so humbling! You are still magnificent in my book!!!!

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RUN4FOOD 4/9/2013 8:57PM

    There is hope for us old folk.
Thanks for sharing

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NINJALINDA 4/9/2013 7:25PM

    Wow - pretty cool!

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RHONDALYN10 4/9/2013 7:20PM

    AWESOME!

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SEABREEZE64 4/9/2013 6:52PM

    Thanks so much for posting... Good grief - I think the article said a 9 minute mile. Did I read that right?

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KANDOLAKER 4/9/2013 5:20PM

    Yes, he rocks! So do you though!!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 4/9/2013 3:40PM

    Wow. That's awesome!! Thanks for sharing

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QUAIL75 4/9/2013 3:11PM

    That is awesome and so inspiring!

I did a 5K this past weekend and one of the racers was 74. And he beat some 30 year olds to the finish line!

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NATPLUMMER 4/9/2013 2:26PM

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DALID414 4/9/2013 2:02PM

    I loved his story, thanks for sharing it.
(I want to live past 100!)

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PEZCATHY 4/9/2013 1:50PM

    Just awesome!


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CM_GARDNER78 4/9/2013 1:40PM

    That is AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for sharing that! :-) Love your blogs!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/9/2013 1:20PM

    Awesome! Makes me feel like a kid!

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STRIVERONE 4/9/2013 1:11PM

    The future looks brighter and brighter. Thanks for the article.

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LAURIE5658 4/9/2013 1:08PM

    How awesome is that???!!! THANK YOU for sharing this, Viv!

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RONNIEHUEY 4/9/2013 1:07PM

    Amazing!

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