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(WHO TV Des Moines)   Harsh winter can't stop Iowa's running man, who has run at least a mile a day since January 1st 1977 and will outlive every Farker reading this   ( whotv.com) divider line
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2018-02-09 09:37:48 AM  
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Disagrees with your medical assessment.
2018-02-09 10:00:06 AM  
3 votes:
When I was a kid we had a neighbor who was a Marine Colonel. The day before he was going to move down to NC (Camp Lejeune, if I remember correctly) he went out for a run and dropped dead of a heart attack.

Statistically speaking, since this guy spends so much time running he's more likely to die while running. Just sayin'.
2018-02-09 09:55:25 AM  
3 votes:

Nastinka: idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.

Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...


Of course, non-runners never drop dead.

/I will never understand extreme runners.  Jesus Christ just relax once in a while
//I will never understand non-exercisers.  Jesus Christ get off your ass once in a while
///I will understand 3 slashies
2018-02-09 10:06:01 AM  
2 votes:

Nastinka: idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.

Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...


Every long lived person has a 'secret' to their longevity.  What kills one person might be another's secret to old age.  In the end, it's all dumb luck.
2018-02-09 10:02:35 AM  
2 votes:

Oliver Twisted: Nastinka: idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.

Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...

Of course, non-runners never drop dead.

/I will never understand extreme runners.  Jesus Christ just relax once in a while
//I will never understand non-exercisers.  Jesus Christ get off your ass once in a while
///I will understand 3 slashies


The extreme runners are basically addicted to the "runner's high"

The non-exercisers are just doing what their instincts tell them to, which is "Conserve calories for the next famine, that is starting tomorrow, for sure!" That doesn't make sense in today's world, obviously.
2018-02-09 09:24:12 AM  
2 votes:
2018-02-09 09:22:19 AM  
2 votes:
Unless he gets he gets hit by a bus.
2018-02-09 09:07:53 AM  
2 votes:
"Remember Jim Fixx? The big famous jogging guy? Jogged fifteen miles a day. Did a jogging book. Did a jogging video.

Dropped dead of a heart attack when?

When he was f***ing jogging, that's when!"

- Dennis Leary
2018-02-09 10:45:26 AM  
1 vote:
I'd rather be shot at than run a damn mile.  I was a jock in HS and athletic enough to play football in college and I loathe running. Always have and always will.

Also, that Fix guy - I read where he had family history if dudes dropping dead in their 40's or something.  He did die, but cheated the family reaper by a number of years.
2018-02-09 09:53:42 AM  
1 vote:
Jim Fixx aside, the rate of death for marathoners is about 1/250,000 during or within an hour of the race. Usually from MI. By comparison triathlons are 1/52,600. Marathons are terrible for u in other ways; joints, feet, etc. but are unlikely to kill you. Ive always thought the 5k was the perfect distance.
2018-02-09 09:50:21 AM  
1 vote:

idrow: I dunno, I've seen quite a few stories about runners dropping dead.


Same here, I've read that it happens to the extreme runners (10+ miles per day) from enlarged hearts.  I believe it has to do with people who stop after years of doing this, could be genetic related, not sure.  Too much of anything I suppose...
2018-02-09 09:36:42 AM  
1 vote:
This morning I saw someone running past my window. It inspired me to get up and close my curtains.
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2018-02-09 09:28:45 AM  
1 vote:
I've walked at least a mile a day since 2010. Some day I'll catch up to that turtle.
2018-02-09 08:58:32 AM  
1 vote:
He's still running?  He could be with last year's winners, Whitman, Price, and Haddad, basking under the Maui sun.
2018-02-09 08:52:32 AM  
1 vote:
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