Older Marathon Runners

Planning to watch the NYC Marathon?

It is becoming more common for older runners to participate.  Not just runners in their 50s, but runners in their 80s and 90s.

This participation by our peers and parents may not be common in the sense of numbers; they are relatively few. But we are beginning to learn and appreciate that continuing to exercise can help us stay active longer. Much longer.

What do they know that we did not know when we were 30 or 40 or 50?

What can we learn from it that we can use to enjoy life longer - not just live longer?