My 65-year old father-in-law passed instantly, and unexpectedly, on Wednesday morning after running a mile down to his health club to meet up with his running buddies.
August 9, 1946-May 2, 2012
He ran more than 50 marathons, qualified for Boston but never had a chance to run it, and coached and paced hundreds of runners through their first races and to PRs. He got my wife to start running, and she eventually inspired me to start running two years ago. He ran with her through her first 4-miler, first half marathon, and first marathon in November 2010…plus hundreds of miles of training runs over the past 3.5 years. It had always been on his bucket list to run a marathon with someone in the family. And just like nearly everything else on that list, he made it happen.