Inspiration for Runners Over 50

Are you ever too old to be a runner?

Jacque Carter, 53, from Washington, D.C., is a former runner turned race walker. Even though she is technically walking, she still moves at a 12-minute mile pace. During a recent team meeting, Ms. Carter raised $4,100 by shaving her head as a tribute to cancer patients who had lost their hair during chemotherapy. “We are not mall walkers,” she says. “We are endurance walkers. We are out on a race course for six or seven or eight hours at a time and that does take a lot of endurance.”

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