Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A work colleague dropped a Wall Street Journal article on my desk this week called "In It For The Long Run". Here is the link. The article, written by Ralph Gardner Jr. is about a man named Stuart Calderwood. The senior editor at New York Runner, is the American record holder in the 50-54 age group in the 25k and 30k distances and a streaker who has run every single day for the past 25 years. What is more astonishing is that this streak according to the article and the United States Running Streak Association is only the 78th longest in the U.S. among current streakers. The longest is held by Mark Covert, 61, of Lancaster, CA at over 43.5 years.
As much as I run, I still can't grasp this. Even if I never got sick or injured I feel I not only need, I cherish my rest day once a week. That being said, still amazing and I raise my glass of Guinness to you Stuart Claderwood and all your fellow streakers.