New York City Marathon

Alan Schwartz, 85, Still Training For Life

Alan Schwartz, 85, Still Training For Life

What did Alan Schwartz think he would be doing on his 85th birthday? Not running a 5K road race, that's for sure.

"Absolutely not," Schwartz said. "I never expected to live this long."

Schwartz, of Avon, is a former national age group triathlon and duathlon champion. He has run a number of marathons, including three times in New York City, and hundreds of road races. But Saturday's Zero Prostate Cancer 5K was special. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer eight years ago. His son Mark was diagnosed in January.

Schwartz runs on the treadmill these days and seldom ventures outside to run, because the pounding on the pavement causes him too much leg...

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