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Chicago Marathon: Older Runners and Wheelchairs

by 014. October 2008 05:56
We know that exercise is good for our health, at all ages.  But if you are ever finding yourself thinking of excuses for why you shouldn't exercise, let these Chicago Marathon finishers provide you with some inspiration.

Aussie Kurt Fearnley won the men's wheelchair division and set a course record, too.  This was his second year to win the wheelchair division of the Chicago Marathon.  He was born with lumbar sacral agenesis, a condition that paralyzed his legs.

Another finisher was octogenarian Arturo Guzman, 84, who says he has been a runner all of his life.  He gets up at 5 a.m. every morning to go for an hour long run.

Yes, it must be true that you can build muscle mass at all ages.  The secret is to keep it moving!

And to find out about how to enter next year's marathon, visit:   www.chicagomarathon.com


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