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Baby boomer may be slower than they once were, but they show no signs of slowing down. Inspiring and insightful, here is the perfect read for every one of them. Lifelong runner Gail Waesche Kislevitz provides tips and motivation from 36 runners aged fifty or older.

Running brings joy and health benefits to all participants, especially those of the baby boomer generation. But when legs get sore, joints feel achy, and old age creeps up, sometimes senior runners need a little extra motivation to get out of the door and on the road.

Presenting time-tested recommendations, Kislevitz interviews some of the nation’s greatest senior runners. Included here are exclusive interviews with greats such as Ed Whitlock, who, at the age of eighty-five, set an age-division world record of 3:56 in the marathon; Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston Marathons and four New York City Marathons; George Hirsch, chairman of New York Road Runners; Olympian and author Jeff Galloway; world record holder Sid Howard; and runner and women’s pioneer runner and advocate Kathrine Switzer

And legendary runners aren’t the only ones running well into seniority. Kislevitz also offers motivational stories from average runners who hit the pavement frequently and refuse to let their age stop them from competing regularly.

“All the inspirational runners chronicled in this book have completely different stories and personalities, and yet we all share much. We also like to hang out together to talk about our training, our racing, our challenges, our sore muscles, and our future goals.”—Amby Burfoot from his Foreword

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Gail Waesche Kislevitz is an award-winning journalist and the author of six books on running and sports. She was a columnist for Runner’s World for fifteen years and her freelance work has appeared in Shape, Marathon and Beyond, and New York Runner. A longtime employee of New York Road Runners, she is a coach for their marathon charity team, Team for Kids. Kislevitz has run twenty-six marathons, and has competed in triathlons, including a Half Ironman. In 2006, she was awarded the RRCA Journalist Excellence Sportswriter Award. Kislevitz lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Amby Burfoot won the Boston Marathon in 1968 and joined Runner''s World ten years later. He became executive editor in 1985, and he held the position for twenty years before retiring in 2013. Amby has run 110,000 miles in his lifetime and owns the US''s longest active "race road streak," having completed the Thanksgiving Day 5-mile run in Manchester, Connecticut, fifty-five years in a row. Currently a writer at-large for Runner''s World, he has been honored by numerous running organizations both as an athlete and as a writer. Now in his early seventies, he continues running up to thirty miles a week.

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CALLING ALL RUNNERS: BE INSPIRED! READ THIS BOOK!
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2018
Running Past 50 by Gail Kislevitz CALLING ALL RUNNERS! Running Past 50 is a book that must be read by EVERY runner—those at or past 50 and those who are younger. Why? Kislevitz provides in depth inspirational stories of some 37 runners who have... See more
Running Past 50 by Gail Kislevitz

CALLING ALL RUNNERS!

Running Past 50 is a book that must be read by EVERY runner—those at or past 50 and those who are younger. Why? Kislevitz provides in depth inspirational stories of some 37 runners who have succeeded in making their passion for running a life time affair. Take Sid Howard—well known in Masters Running circles—while no longer doing long runs he continues to compete in the prestigious NYC 5th Avenue Mile and more importantly coaches younger & older runners to be their best...and all this at the age of 80! Then there is Drew Swiss—who stopped out from competitive distance running to raise a family - and after a number of years came back in his 50’s passionate about a new mission—to raise money for less than privileged kids via the NY Road Runners Team for Kids—to date he has raided over $700,000! There are three dozen more stories —each different-that inspire, and each is terrific reading.
...As a `senior’ runner myself and veteran of many marathons and half marathons the advice that Kislevitz provided from a variety of sports medicine doctors and physical therapists is invaluable. Kislevitz herself as an experienced coach and champion runner has her own suggestions for senior runners that are motivating,inspirational and practical!
I enjoyed reading this book and it is a real page turner.
In summary, READ THIS BOOK!
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WWaltonG
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Beautifully captures the WHY of Running
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2019
Most running books are How-to manuals laying out the authors plan for mechanically reaching a goal. This book is about the underlying WHY it is worth the time and pain to even have a running goal. Told through profiles of seasoned runner. Everyone from Olympic... See more
Most running books are How-to manuals laying out the authors plan for mechanically reaching a goal.
This book is about the underlying WHY it is worth the time and pain to even have a running goal.
Told through profiles of seasoned runner. Everyone from Olympic champions to the fitness seeking women next door. Each seems to have their unique reason for running but all share a common imbedded internal pride that become a foundation of their character.

This is the first book I have found that does not talk down to mature runners. As a seasoned runner myself, I find authors treat older runners like children. "Be careful", "Take it slow", "Lower your expectations", "Modify your goals".
This author treats her subjects as experienced athletes with important insights to share with their peers. Now that is worth reading!
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David Duncan
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Both inspirational AND Educational
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2018
Here you will find the unfiltered stories of several masters runners. Some are fast and some are slow, but all share the same desire to run for the rest of their lives. The author (also a older athlete)stays in the background and let’s the runners, who are in... See more
Here you will find the unfiltered stories of several masters runners. Some are fast and some are slow, but all share the same desire to run for the rest of their lives.

The author (also a older athlete)stays in the background and let’s the runners, who are in their 50’s to 90’s, simply tell their stories. Many of them share nuggets of wisdom about training, racing, and staying motivated. However, running for the LOVE of it—the feelings it brings—is what struck me with almost every story.

The book closes with expert advice from a physical therapist, veteran running coach, and a podiatrist who each work with senior runners.

Overall, this is an excellent book. As mentioned, the author doesn’t preach her points of view, as many running authors do, but lets the heroes do the talking.

Highly recommended.
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Denise K Brooks
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Defying age
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018
I started running at 49 and found this book very interesting knowing and being one of the runners. Every chapter is very well written and it is hard to put down. These are real people doing amazing things and staying fit at all ages.
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lewes
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Inspirational
Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019
Didn''t teach me as much as I''d hoped for, but definitely inspirational.
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Meghann Stewart
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Motivating
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2018
I loved ready about everyone''s stories - the diversity but similarities were a great reminder of what you already intuitively know. I will recommend this book to many of my friends (especially the ones that say they are too old to run anymore).
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Running Past 50
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2018
this is a book full of personal stories, not help. I''m not even going to read it. I didn''t want a book of other peoples stories. I was looking for advice on running older
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Mary Haskins
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Must read for anyone who is active and over 50!
Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2018
What an amazing read. I am a frequent reader of running, training and nutritional books and magazines for runners. Running Past Fifty is required reading for any runner, or active adult over the age of 50. It is inspiring and relatable and has brought a renewed joy to my... See more
What an amazing read. I am a frequent reader of running, training and nutritional books and magazines for runners. Running Past Fifty is required reading for any runner, or active adult over the age of 50. It is inspiring and relatable and has brought a renewed joy to my own training as I read the inspirational stories of athletes not only my own age but older. Instead of worrying about the possibility of having to put my running shoes away for good, I am considering strategies for remaining on the roads for decades to come. I couldn''t put it down and enjoyed every word describing the fascinasting lives of the athletes interviewed for the book. I hope there is a sequel. Very well written.
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Abibliophobian
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
More inspiration than advice
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2019
Given the title I mistakenly thought this would at least in part be a "how to" book but it turned out to be a series of essays on runners succeeding in their latter years. Reading how a diverse group overcame the obstacle of age was interesting, but it didn''t really deliver...See more
Given the title I mistakenly thought this would at least in part be a "how to" book but it turned out to be a series of essays on runners succeeding in their latter years. Reading how a diverse group overcame the obstacle of age was interesting, but it didn''t really deliver what I expected. It''s well written and I do dip into it occasionally, but had to look elsewhere for "how to" continue running as I age.
Given the title I mistakenly thought this would at least in part be a "how to" book but it turned out to be a series of essays on runners succeeding in their latter years. Reading how a diverse group overcame the obstacle of age was interesting, but it didn''t really deliver what I expected. It''s well written and I do dip into it occasionally, but had to look elsewhere for "how to" continue running as I age.
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D McGuckin
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Not the most interesting running book for over 50’s
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2021
I thought the interviews were quite similar and got a bit tedious near the end. Some of the runners seemed to be proud of the fact that they kept runners my when they had serious health problems which to me was rather strange, The advice sections were good
I thought the interviews were quite similar and got a bit tedious near the end. Some of the runners seemed to be proud of the fact that they kept runners my when they had serious health problems which to me was rather strange,
The advice sections were good
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Katydid
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Inspiring!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 2, 2021
This is a very encouraging book for people who want to keep running and improve their running through their lives
This is a very encouraging book for people who want to keep running and improve their running through their lives
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Little advice or inspiration
Reviewed in Canada on October 7, 2019
Very disappointed with this book. It consists almost entirely of biographies of older runners, almost all of whom are focussed on competition. No disrespect intended, but a lot of them are very type-A, driven to win types, whose motivation to run is to stand on a podium in...See more
Very disappointed with this book. It consists almost entirely of biographies of older runners, almost all of whom are focussed on competition. No disrespect intended, but a lot of them are very type-A, driven to win types, whose motivation to run is to stand on a podium in their age class. I found very little inspiration in most of their stories - I am approaching 60 and running for me is relaxation, fitness and the pure joy of sweating. As for "advice", only the last 10 pages of the book offer anything in the way of real tips or advice. Misleading title. I will keep searching for a book that will offer helpful advice for the mature runner and the unique challenges we face.
Very disappointed with this book. It consists almost entirely of biographies of older runners, almost all of whom are focussed on competition. No disrespect intended, but a lot of them are very type-A, driven to win types, whose motivation to run is to stand on a podium in their age class. I found very little inspiration in most of their stories - I am approaching 60 and running for me is relaxation, fitness and the pure joy of sweating. As for "advice", only the last 10 pages of the book offer anything in the way of real tips or advice. Misleading title. I will keep searching for a book that will offer helpful advice for the mature runner and the unique challenges we face.
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Agradável
Reviewed in Brazil on November 20, 2019
Leitura agradável. Casos interessantes. Apenas para corredores experientes!
Leitura agradável. Casos interessantes. Apenas para corredores experientes!
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