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Joe’s 82 and still breaking records

If you’re only as old as you feel, then Joe King is 16 when he goes for a run. Not bad for an 82-year-old. He started running in high school, and liked it so much he hasn’t stopped. King was a teacher for 31 years, and found that running was the best way to relieve job stress. It also gave him time to work through his ideas without distractions. Beyond that, there’s the simple feeling of freedom that running has always given him. King shows no sign of stopping—this year he ran a seven-minute mile to break the world record for runners over 80.


Joe King running a race.

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Kevin picks a pillow fight Joe's 82 and still breaking records Happiness class at Harvard Bhutan's king guages bliss Kurt paddles close to home Tina quits her day job
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Mark keeps the Secular Sabbath Ceclie savors the slow life Titus offers a wet-nose touch Ricard's brain lights up Madan laughs out loud A prison meditates

 


The Happiness-in-Action Heroes are part of Sustainable Happiness, the Winter 2009 issue of YES! Magazine.
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