Although it's been 13 years since Clive Reynolds last ran a marathon, the 71-year-old grandfather is gearing up to do another one. The Herald Series reports that it will be Reynolds 20th marathon since he started running regularly more than 40 years ago.
According to the news source, Reynolds' last race was the London Marathon in 1997, but for a number of reasons he stopped running until recently. He claims that he was largely inspired by seeing other septuagenarians maintaining an active lifestyle by running, and knew that he could do the same.
"Only in the past couple of years, I have had this hankering to do one more.
I used to read about these 70-year-olds getting pretty fast times, and wondered whether I could have done that if I had kept it up," Reynolds told the news provider.
Reynolds joined a local running club soon after, and while he admits that it's been more difficult than in the past, he still enjoys going out for long runs.
Older adults may want to stay physically active should consider running as a way to maintain fitness. Medical News Today reports that jogging can improve disability and increase lifespan.