October 13th, 2006 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal
Oct. 13th, 2006
03:18 am - Swashbuckler!
October 5, 2006
The New Age
Old but Not Frail: A Matter of Heart and Head
By GINA KOLATA
Mary Wittenberg, the 44-year-old president of New York Road Runners, is a fast, strong and experienced runner. But she races best, she says, when she runs just behind Witold Bialokur. He can run 10 kilometers, or 6.2 miles, in less than 44 minutes and he is so smooth and controlled.
“He’s like a metronome with his pacing,” Ms. Wittenberg says. “I am often struggling to keep up with him and it’s a good day when I do.”
While Mr. Bialokur’s performance would be the envy of most young men, he is not young. Mr. Bialokur is 71.
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