Never too young to run

Most marathons now have age minimums for participants, but there was a time when 8- and 9-year-olds ran the New York City Marathon. Today’s New York Times story interviews some of those child runners from the late 1970s and several doctors who say there is still “no real medical data to say that kids should or shouldn’t run.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/sports/27marathon.html?emc=eta1

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