Thursday, September 01, 2011

Al Howie: The uncelebrated ultra man

I was checking for daily updates from the guys at ultrarunnerpodcast.com and came upon an excellent article in a Canadian publication, The Globe and Mail.

The story chronicles the activities of Al Howie, one of the greatest ultramarthoners of all time.

Howie would just as well run across the United States as run a marathon. He was a low profile individual who never went for the limelight. Now, at 65, medical problems have reduced the former ultra hero to only three miles a day.

It's best if you read the story and enjoy a fine tribute to the ultra man of yesteryear:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/tom-hawthorn/marathon-mans-incredible-feats-largely-uncelebrated/article2147889/

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