This Sunday, Joy Johnson, 81, will run her 21st consecutive New York City marathon. Johnson is the defending champion in the 80-and-over age group, a title she has held for 5 of the past 11 years. In this Wall Street Journal video, Johnson says that when her time started slipping a year ago, rather than accepting that she was slowing down she decided to train harder. So far, she's shaved an hour off her time. [The Wall Street Journal]

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Never_Nude
Never_Nude

What the eff is wrong with me!? I'm 42 and can't gin up the energy to jog around the block. Go, Joy! You are my new personal inspiration.

Revelation #2—there is a GROUP for 80-and-older in the freaking marathon. Holy hell.