No, no… not the streak from the ’70s. I’m not about to write about people getting naked and running through their high-school graduation ceremonies.
The streak I’m talking about is a little more serious. In fact, it spawned an organization: United States Running Streak Association (USRSA).They define a steak as:
running at least one continuous mile within each calendar day under one’s own body power (without the utilization of any type of health or mechanical aid other than prosthetic devices).
Cool. But as with many other things, some people can take things to an extreme. Take Mark Covert, for example. He’s leading the USRA’s active list. See, he’s run at least one mile every single say since August 23, 1968. As of December 1, 2008, the last time the active list was updated, that was a streak 40 years and 132 days long.
Certainly a mile isn’t a long way to run, but every day for 40 years, without fail? That’s an accomplishment or a bit nutty. Perhaps both.