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Most races just offer an 80 and over category...this needs to change

Ronald Todd has a simple request. He wants all marathons and half-marathons to post results equally throughout age categories. Most races are broken into five-year age categories, but when it gets to athletes over age 79, everyone is lumped together in an “80 and over” category. Even the Boston Marathon does it that way. The Honolulu Marathon is an exception, listing results for ages 80-84, 85-89 and 90-94. But, as he plans out his events for 2018, Todd is realizing that this bias is widespread. “That’s just not right!” Todd says. Todd turned 85 in December. When he was 84 he was looking forward to moving up to the next age bracket. He had placed fourth in a race where only the top three were recognized but figured that the next year, he’d move up a group and be the young guy in the breakdown. (Pictured is Kay and Joe O'Regan who celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary running a marathon.) (02/14/2018) Views: 1,011 ⚡AMP
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Great North Run legend Jim Purcel has passed away at aged 96

Great North Run legend and popular charity fundraiser "Jarra Jim" has died at the age of 96. The Second World War veteran took up running at the age of 65 following the death of his wife Betty, and completed numerous races including 29 Great North Runs and 12 London Marathons. He raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local charities through his selfless exploits. The charity runner was rewarded for his selfless exploits by carrying the Olympic flame through Wallsend in 2012 ahead of the London Games. (02/10/2018) Views: 903 ⚡AMP
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79-year-old James Mersmann says running does create a runner's high if you run enough miles

James Mersmann has a resting heart rate of 38 and has run thousands of miles in his lifetime and he’ll gear up for the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham, AL. His passion for running all started in 1973. “Running is exhilarating and it does create a runners high only if you run enough miles and it’s also addictive,” Mersmann said. From Huntsville to Rio De Janeiro, Mersmann has run several marathons around the world, and on Sunday for the Mercedes Marathon, he’ll be the oldest runner at age 79. (02/08/2018) Views: 1,034 ⚡AMP
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