Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:38 AM
Agent_86 (1,941 posts)
Don McNelly, finisher of 744 marathons, dies at 96
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Don McNelly called his marathon running “a positive addiction.”
“I have to get my running fix or I get itchy," he said during a 1995 interview with the Democrat and Chronicle.
He would scratch that itch with abandon for more than four decades.
A longtime resident of Irondequoit who completed 744 marathons, including 117 ultra-marathons, in a running career that brought him international fame, McNelly died Sunday. He was 96.
That is way more running than I want to do, but kudos to him for the achievement.
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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 09:59 AM
TexMex (12,184 posts)
2. I have a friend who had to run
He ran through his OEM knees plus three replacements. He ran Boston and NYC 20+ times each starting in the 80's at 45 years old. Marathons are an extreme sport IMO. I respect the athleticism of those masochist, but I think it's a sure sign of mental illnes