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- May 1, 2020

Adapting to stay fit

With race canceled, 72-year-old marathon runner changes his routine, inspires other seniors to remain active

by Chris Kenrick | Photographs Magali Gauthier

If these were normal times, Eric Spector would be in the final phase of training for the race of his dreams — the annual Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile trail run from Squaw Valley to Auburn. It's an event he calls the Superbowl of ultramarathons.

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Posted by ASR
a resident of College Terrace
on May 3, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Great article that motivates seniors

Posted by Minimalize The Outbreak
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 4, 2020 at 9:41 am

A marathon could be handled on a treadmill. A triathlon could be conducted on a stationary bicycle, treadmill & private swimming pool.

No need to do it outdoors with a hoard of people...besides, these are not spectator-friendly sports activities as only the end/finish matters. The in-between stages are boring for viewers.

Posted by Kevin Arnold
a resident of Midtown
on May 4, 2020 at 11:10 am

Proud PA is reacting well to these weird times.

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