The 2010 Rock N Roll marathon series continued to roll and this time it was Seattle. It was another full house, The full marathon and half-marathon attracted more than 27,000 runners, 45 musical acts, dozens of cheerleading squads and hundreds of volunteers.
If you are age 50+ and you think you should start running as a new hobby, this story of 80 year old runner Bob Dolphin should inspire you.
Bob has finished 456 marathon, a total that includes 44 ultramarathons ranging from 31 to 101 miles.
Bob ran his first marathon in 1981 at a prime age of 51. An age when most naysayers would consider too old to think of running a marathon.
In an article in Seattle times Bob sums his love for the 26 miles, “I like the difficulty, the competition in my age class, the sociality among runners, the satisfaction I feel when I complete a race. That’s when I feel most of my runner’s high — when I can sit down and rest and don’t have to count down the miles anymore.”