Rick RaymanWhen Rick Rayman toes the starting line at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, he’ll be continuing a streak that quietly has to count as one of the more amazing in any form of athletics.
Rayman, a 67 year-old professor at the University of Toronto School of Dentistry, will be running Sunday in his 300th marathon. He ran his first in August 1978, and has run an average of over 8 per year since. In the last three weeks alone, Rayman ran marathons in Corning, NY and Ottawa in the lead-up to the Toronto jaunt.
But the marathon tally isn’t Rayman’s most impressive accomplishment. Rayman has run every single day for 34 years, 10 months and 9 days. It’s a streak that started when his friend, broadcaster Brian Williams, pointed out that Rayman hadn’t missed a run in 270 days, back in 1979. Rayman’s been running ever since.
And we’re not talking a quick jog around the block; unlike some other streak runners who consider a mile a day a worthy accomplishment, Rayman runs at least 30Read More »from Rick Rayman’s running streak continues at 300th marathon Sunday