Shannon Aldridge

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Name:

Shannon Aldridge

Age:

52

City/town:

Cape Girardeau, MO

At what age did you start running?

I started running at age 42.

Why did you start running?

It was my therapy to deal with my daughter Sahara's cancer diagnosis.

What is your best 5K time after turning 50?

21:05

What is the race/time you’re most proud of since turning 50?

The Tunnel Hill 100 miler, which I ran in 29 hours and 17 minutes.

What’s the longest distance you’ve ever run since turning 50?

100 miles.

What’s your favorite local route to run?

The Hoops for Life 5K course.

The thing I enjoy most about running is:

It gives me a chance to clear out my head. Over time I have become a long-distance runner, and I have accomplished 50 miles 7 times, and one 100K. Running challenges me. The older I get, the further I want to go!

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