Thayer – Vic

Putting off Boston until Age 65 (not to mention quadruple by-pass surgery) – Vic Thayer (April 21, 2008)

Posted on Apr 21, 2008 in 2008, M 65 - 69, Tennessee, Thayer - Vic

Putting off Boston until Age 65 (not to mention quadruple by-pass surgery) – Vic Thayer (April 21, 2008)

I began my running program at age 39; I am almost 71 at present. I have competed in almost 1,000 races, and have logged close to 60,000 miles. As a competitive runner, I have participated in races from the Carolinas to California, and Rhode Island to Florida, as well as Canada. In 2004, my annual physical revealed I had a heart problem: four blocked arteries. I was told I had no option but to have open heart bypass surgery. On August 31, 2004, I had the surgery and was in the hospital for about 3 1/2 days. Prior to being released, my surgeon came to my room and during our conversation, I told...

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