Thousands of runners of all ages participate in the Boston Marathon each year. In fact, there are also many active living seniors who lace up for the annual competition.
According to the Boston Globe, one of those runners is Zofia Turosz, a Polish national who is the defending champion in the 70-to-74-year-old group.
Turosz spoke with the news source through a translator, and reflected on her passion for the sport.
She admits that her running was once hindered by her inability to find a formal coach or take part in races when she was younger.
"I was born too soon. I would like to be born only now or to be only 25 years old now," said the active living senior, who is 71 years old.
Turosz finished the Boston race last year in 4 hours, 19 minutes, 49 seconds.
Active living seniors who want to start jogging should remember that anyone can run a marathon. According to Runner's World, people should give themselves at least 12 weeks to prepare and train.