Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lafayette native sees all 50 states one race at a time

Story by Jeff Washburn & JCOnline


Soon after retiring from a 26-year career as an elementary school physical education teacher in Arizona, Lafayette native and avid distance runner Bill Wright told his sister-in-law that he was planning a vacation. 

He would run 5K races in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

"She said, 'Are you trying to run a race in every state?' and I said no," said Wright, 59, a 1972 Lafayette Jeff grad and a 1976 Purdue graduate. "I had never thought about it. At that point, I had run at least one race in 18 states. Then I decided to do the other 32."

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Thanks for the great story Jeff and JCOnline. And, way to go, Bill! What inspiration. 

There are many angles to this story. But, two initial take-aways are: 

1) Have a goal and stick to it, no matter how long it takes. 

2) Age is relative; you're only as old as you let yourself believe. 

Thanks for the great example, Bill. 

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