Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Marathon Man: Bill Iffrig

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If you were watching the blast videos of the Boston Marathon, you might have seen -- over and over -- a man in a reddish-orange tank-top falling to the ground as smoke rose behind him.
That was Bill Iffrig, a resident of Lake Stevens, Wash. He's 78 and this was his third Boston Marathon. He took up the sport in the 1970s after years of mountain climbing.
He got to his feet and finished the race.
He's another of those folks of a certain age who just keeps on running.
See this ESPN interview with him.
Also, a fine article about him from back home.

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