|5K road race, 2016. Photo by Bob Kopac|
Tell us about yourself. I like to live a balanced life. With a career as a professor and writer, I've also always been active as a runner. I'm no rustic but I couldn't live an entirely indoors life. Running on all terrains and in all weathers is part of my being. (Hence no treadmills or gym workouts). I was born in England, moved to New Zealand in my twenties, and ran world championship cross-country for both countries. First marathon was at age 41, and I ran well as a master (marathon PR 2:18:45; 2:28:01 at 50). World titles (10K and Cross-Country) at 41 and 50.
Went well again late 70s, after knee replacements (10K, 47:38 at 77, 54:11 at 80). Married for 34 years to Kathrine Switzer (they said it wouldn't last), we divide our lives between