Wednesday, June 22, 2005

72-year-old man runs his 101st marathon.

The Southside resident has run 45 marathons since 2000, including one stretch of 12 in 12 months. His most recent was June 5 at Casper, Wyo., where he was 52nd out of 140 finishers in the 26.2-mile race. He was first in the over-60 age group.

He apologized for the time: 4 hours, 25 minutes, 29 seconds. Wind was blowing at 30 mph, he explained.

His 100th marathon, he finished in 4:08:47.

Amazing. Full article here.

2 comments:

jeff said...

i want that to be me. i want to die of massive organ failure during my 134th marathon at 96 years old.

Riona said...

Me too. Unless I take up smoking again at 85, as I promised myself I could.