Bill Iffrig never intended to become a hero or media star. He’s a humble man from Lake Steven’s who loves to run. He’s been doing it for 40 of his 79 years. Last year at the Boston Marathon, Bill suddenly became famous when his photo was blasted across the world. He’s pictured lying on the ground after the blast with police standing over him. A short film was recently released about his life and his experience during last year’s tragic event.

Bill is an inspiration to any of us who run in our later years. Although I don’t know the state of his feet or ankles I do know that as we age injuries go up as our joints degenerate, particularly if we’ve had damage to cartilage from overuse and previous injuries. Of course, the foot problems of all runners are also common to older runners including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and ankle sprain.

If you’re a boomer and a runner don’t try to run through these painful conditions. Make an appointment at the Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City at 206-368-7000 or request one online. We’ll get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Photo source: Sports on Earth Films

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