End of 52 Year Running Streak of Olympian

A former Olympian has taken a day of rest to end a 52-year running streak of at least one mile every single day.

Ron Hill, who competed at Olympics in 1964 and 1972, has run every day since 20 December 1964 – a total of 52 years and 39 days.

He finally took a day off last week. He said he felt a pain in his chest while out running.

“After 400m my heart started to hurt and by the time I got to the one mile (1.6km) point I thought I was going to die,” he …

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