Joan Benoit Samuelson may be the most inspiring female distance runner ever. In 1984 she won gold in the first Women’s Marathon ever held at the Olympics. Just weeks ago at the age of 60, she completed the Boston Marathon within 30 minutes of her very first time, exactly forty years ago. Joan shares with Growing Bolder what she believes it takes to stay in the race at any age.
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Ed Whitlock didn’t just break running world records — he forever rewrote the history books. After taking up running again in his 40s, he went on to set new records in his 70s and 80s. In one of his final interviews, Ed talks to Growing Bolder about his passion for running and why he continued to do it against medical advice.
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There is no doubt that a running or walking program can change your life, but sometimes when you first get started, there can be some ups and downs. In this Team Growing Bolder Training Tip, Track Shack co-owner Betsy Hughes explains how to push through the hard times and stick with it.
Jon and Betsy Hughes have owned their world-class running store Track Shack for more than three decades. Betsy discusses some of the people they’ve met over the years and shares stories of how fitness changed and even saved their lives. Get inspired to change your life.
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