LAST WORLD WAR I VET DIES AT 110

Image: Florence Green, left, on her 109th birthday

     Ok, this post has nothing to do with running, but I’m still fascinated by longevity, and also at the passing of an era.  The last known World War I veteran has just passed away at 110.  Florence Green served in the Women’s Royal Airforce, having signed up when she was 17.  She worked at an officer’s mess on a base in England during the Great War, and described it as being, in many ways, the time of her life.  My favorite quote of hers came when she was asked what it was like to be 110.  She replied, “It’s not much different to being 109.”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46297110/ns/world_news-europe/t/time-my-life-last-known-wwi-veteran-dies

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Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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One Response to LAST WORLD WAR I VET DIES AT 110

  1. Eddie Spaghetti says:

    They don’t make ’em like that anymore. RIP Florence.

    Nice find Jeff.

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