80-Year Old Couple Finishes Marathon Hand in Hand to Celebrate 57th Anniversary


(Photo: Darragh Kane)

Kay and Joe O'Regan are 80 years old and in fantastic condition--as is their marriage. For many years, the couple has run marathons. Kay has run 113 and Joe has run 29. They first crossed the finish line hand in hand at a marathon in 1986. They decided that for this marathon, they'd again hold hands as they reached the end of the race.

Their time in the race was 5 hours and 23 minutes. Their time in marriage has been 57 joyful years. The Today show reports:

With the finish line in sight a half mile away, Joe grabbed Kay's hand and together they completed the race, clocking in at 5 hours and 23 minutes and making them both come in first for their age group.

It may be hard to believe, but these fit octogenarians didn't get into running until the age of 49. They have their son, Sintan, now 56, to thank for that. They were living in London at the time when he complained to his parents about having to train for rugby in the rain.

"I said to him, 'You can't let a little rain stop you,' and he dared me to go out and run around the neighborhood in the rain with him," Kay told TODAY. "And here we are 30 years later still running."

-via Ace of Spades HQ


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