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Runing A Marathon At Age 100

A random afternoon post from yours truly!

Make sure you check out my usual morning post too if you missed it!

I just wanted to share this story/article as well. As I have mentioned before, I wish I was a runner (I know, practice makes perfect) and may never run a marathon (or maybe I will? who knows!)

I figured I would share this story I found while perusing Yahoo today, it’s pretty cool.

It is about a 100-year-old man who set a record for being the oldest to complete a marathon (he has also set other age related running records). The most interesting facts I found in the article was that he did not start running competitively until he was age 89, after his wife and son passed away. Between then and now, he has run 10 marathons – his fastest being under 5 hours! And the one he just completed in Toronto at age 100 he ran in 8 hours and 25 minutes. Pretty insane…

 You can read the article which includes his story here.

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Have you ever run a marathon? If not, do you think you ever will, or have the desire to?

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. lapiattini #

    That is really amazing and inspirational. I’m just like you – I wish I could be a runner. I’ve tried several times and it’s just not for me- I really believe you are born to be a runner.

    October 18, 2011
  2. I saw this as well and thought it was a great source of inspiration! I have run a couple of half marathons – but don’t think I have any desire to tackle the full 26.2. I am doing triathlon now…at age 35 (nearly 36, yikes!!) I think, often, about longevity and that staying active is the ticket. Google Harriet Anderson (10 time IronMan World Champion Finisher and 75 years old!) for some additional encouragement.

    October 18, 2011
  3. i, too, do not think i will ever run a full marathon…just the half marathons i have completed are tough enough for me. i started running for real when i was 40….so maybe i will be doing those half’s up until my wee years. LOL!

    October 26, 2011

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