85-year-old Shar Tobin crossed the finish line of her 100th half marathon at the Happy Girls race this spring, showcasing her determination and inspiring people of all ages.
Tobin’s running journey began over five decades ago, sparked by her first dog’s influence. Despite not starting competitive racing until her mid-sixties, Tobin’s commitment to running remains unwavering.
Her consistency in training, including running five miles on weekdays and 8 to 10 miles on weekends, coupled with strength training, has kept her remarkably healthy.
Physical therapist Steve Tyson, who assisted Tobin through a knee injury, stressed the importance of staying active as we age.
“If we don’t move, things get stiff, things get weak,” he said.
Tobin’s remarkable achievement resonates beyond her personal triumph, motivating others to embrace an active lifestyle.
“Anyone can get off their rear ends and walk,” she said. “Just get up and do it.”
Her 100th half marathon is a testament to the power of determination and physical activity, serving as an inspiring reminder that age is no obstacle to achieving remarkable goals.