Saturday, April 25, 2015

Age is No Barrier (Continued): 11. Edgard

Edgard -- age 80 -- is the cook at the Neighborhood Cafe and father of Leigh, Lynda and their sister.  Edgard is a former physics, biology and physical education teacher and soccer coach who
has written a book about coaching soccer.  He still consults to soccer coaches.


In addition to the two runs across the USA described yesterday, Edgard was in the Guinness Book of World Records for running 101 marathons in one year.  (That is a Guinness belt over his shoulder.)
When he was 61, Edgard went back to Ashland College in Ohio and made the football team.
He became the oldest man ever to play college football.  That is his Ashland football helmet.

15 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh this is a high achieving family Jack.. love that they are working together now in a family business.

Andy said...

Inspiring!

Birdman said...

Amazing guy! No moss grows under his feet. I remember reading about his football milestone.

Sylvia K said...

What an amazing man!! You do find the most fascinating, wonderful people to photograph and I'm SO glad you share them with us!! Inspiring indeed!! Hope your weekend is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

RedPat said...

He's very impressive, Jack! An example for us all to stay active!!

William Kendall said...

He looks like quite a character, Jack!

Taken For Granted said...

He is truly amazing. Why haven't I heard of him before? Thanks for the portrait and post.

Luis Gomez said...

Truly wonderful!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's a great portrait, Jack. An interesting character.

Fotolosopher said...

Sock it to me! Amazing person. 101 marathons in a year...that's almost a marathon every three days! Yikes!

Kay said...

Holy cow! Talk about fitness! I'm in awe.

Randy said...

Nice shot.

Kate said...

A remarkable family and truly a remarkable man; guess you could label him "a high achiever!"

VP said...

I keep wondering if these guys have never seen a couch: it is a quite interesting and really useful piece of furniture...

EG CameraGirl said...

Proof that 80 is not ALWAYS old!