This week, we meet Love Run Legacy Runner Keith R. Keith is a Phys Ed teacher who also teaches High School track. He ran his first race 8 years ago and since has completed 6 marathons, 1 full Ironman, and countless half marathons.
As a reminder, a Legacy Runner is someone who will be running their 5th consecutive Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon. They have experienced every kind of weather element a runner can have and they are coming back for more! Are you running your 5th consecutive year and would like to be featured? Emails us at [email protected].
Tell us a little about yourself when it comes to running.
I am a physical education teacher and H.S. track coach. I am passionate about running. It has positively changed my life in so many ways. I did my first race 8 years ago and since I have done 6 marathons, 1 full Ironman, and countless half marathons. Running keeps me happy and healthy.
What was it like for you running that first year?
I really enjoyed the course. I liked running thru the streets and landmarks in the beginning part of the race. The back half of the race was flat and felt very fast. I knew I had to come back and do it again.
Why do you keep coming back year after year?
I keep coming back for a variety of reasons. I like the fact it is not too far from me (I live in central NJ), the temps are usually comfortably cool, and it is a fast course. But my favorite part is running up the Rocky steps after the race.
How long do you plan on keeping your Love Run streak going?
As long as I am healthy I am going to keep it going.
Is there anything you would like to see added/changed about the race?
I cannot think of anything.
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