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Inspiring story of a 101 YO man who will run his last marathon

Saturday, May 03, 2014

"Running keeps me alive, It is like asking, 'Why not stop breathing?'"

At 101, this man is still running marathons, after his first one when he was 89. He will continue to run every day, even though he will no longer run marathons.

I had to share this article with the Spark community as fitness is important at any age. I give this man a gold medal for persevering in a sport at this time in his life.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOGLADY13 5/5/2014 4:55PM

    I love this guy. I've read about him before. I'd like to be like that.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/4/2014 6:04AM

    So he did his FIRST marathon at 89?
I'll have to rethink my philosophy that 67 is too old to think about doubling my distance. Hmm.

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SEABREEZE65 5/3/2014 7:30PM

    Love it! So my new goal is to run until I am 101 instead of 100.

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ROXYZMOM 5/3/2014 4:20PM

    Thanks for the share. I loved the way he was so matter-a-fact about it! Great self-discipline!!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/3/2014 11:16AM

    Cool! (Does that comment date me?)

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MWWENSIN 5/3/2014 11:05AM

    I agree I think people limit themselves to much and don't believe in themselves enough. I'm betting this happens to everyone and you have to work at this to overcone it.

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WALLINMW 5/3/2014 11:04AM

  Stay motivated!

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