George Sheehan… a man that truly exemplifies greatness in the sport we all love. This weekend’s George Sheehan Classic 5K was an event that certainly lived up to the legend. Many participants that we spoke with felt that this race was a special one, a sentiment that we certainly agreed with. The runners generally seemed prideful to run in a race that celebrates a running legend with local ties.…Read More
Author of The Essential Sheehan
“Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from a place a shower will never reach.” – Dr. George Sheehan.
If you are a recreational runner in this country, you owe a debt of gratitude to George Sheehan. George Sheehan is the William Shakespeare of running. He was out pounding the pavement and spreading the values of running years before the running boom of the 1970’s swept the nation.
What started as a side gig covering the 1968 Mexico Olympics for the NJ based Red Bank Register eventually lead to becoming the medical editor of Runner’s World, a handful of brilliant books, speaking engagements and by in-large made Sheehan the godfather of running in this country. Aside from being an author, he was no slouch on the race course either. His accolades include notching 21 consecutive Boston Marathon finishes and a 4:47 minute mile at age 50 (the over 50 world record at the time). (more…)