30 Dec '16, 6pm

An accident broke this runner's 36-year streak--but not his spirit

An accident broke this runner's 36-year streak--but not his spirit

The two sprained ankles from basketball and a gash in his calf from a stray piece of firewood both slowed his pace to a shuffle at one point, but he still logged at least three miles a day. Not even the heart attack he had in 2012 could stop him. He demanded that the doctors put the stent in through his wrist, not his groin, so he could run the next day. The cardiologist cleared it—but did suggest Roberts’ wife Sandra go with him. This past October 24—his 13,459th day of running in a row—Roberts put on his bright-orange jacket, headed out for his afternoon run along Freiberger Road in Moore Township, and didn’t return. He wound up in a ditch, the victim of a hit-and-run accident that caused a traumatic brain injury and a devastating end to his run streak. He was out of commission in the hospital for a week, barely able to get out of bed, let alone run. Then he spent anothe...

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