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Staying healthy after 153,300 miles

April 12th, 2010

Runner’s World has an interesting interview by Amby Burfoot with marathoning legend Ron Hill, now most famous for the daily running streak he’s kept alive since 1964. A passage I liked:

I saw a woman who said, “Running’s not good for your knees.” I said: “Okay, but I’ve got 150,000 miles on these knees and they’re working quite well.” She said: “That’s only because you’re so slim.” I said: “Well, how do you think I got this slim, and stay this slim?”

He has a good point (as I discussed in a Jockology column a few years ago). On the other hand, I have to admit that the picture accompanying the interview does look like a guy who hasn’t taken a day off in the last 45 years.

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