Inspirational Marathon Runners over 60 years of age

An article in USA Today (online) last week covered the story of Joy Johnson, an 84 year old marathon runner who has now run 24 consecuting marathons in NYC and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

Impressive for sure, but Joy’s not alone.  Some 2,634 seniors over the age of 60 ran in the ING New York City Marathon last weekend.

Read more about these inspiring runners at: http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-food/exercise/story/2011-11-02/Behold-the-agelessness-of-these-long-distance-runners/51049132/1

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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