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Octogenarian marathoner retires

July 22, 2009

Picture 1Hats off to Keizo Yamada, the 81 year old “Iron Man” of Japan, who is retiring this year after running three marathons this year, not to mention having represented Japan in the 1952 Olympics and winning the Boston Marathon in 1953. According to Reuters, he’s a pioneer in Japanese marathon running &mdash not many people actually ran for fun or health before he did.

I started running this year too. I’m signed up for a half marathon in mid-October. I’ve been writing about my running progress on Boing Boing Gadgets, if you’re interested.

via Reuters