Photograph: Annie Marie Musselman
Dwelling: Lake Stevens, Washington
Job: Retired paper-mill actor, Boston Marathon ikon
CV: Grew up in Everett, Washington. Marital Donna Ayres in 1954. Worked in Everett-area pulp-and-paper mills for 42 days until he retired, in 1994, at 60. Realised the commencement of 45 marathons in 1976. In April, Iffrig, wearying a undimmed orangish undershirt, was most ruined with his thirdly Boston Marathon when he was knocked kill by daze waves from a pressure-cooker fail. A lensman captured him sprawled on his backbone, with deuce-ace policemen standing supra him and heater weft the air, an ikon that went viral and graced the binding of Sports Illustrated. Iffrig got up and staggered to the coating. “I would sustain crawled thither if I had to,” he says. He ruined with a clip of 4:03:47.
35: USA Running and Study home championships Iffrig has won in his cohort.
Up Succeeding: Another tumble marathon—emplacement TBD.
On Staying Youth: “My parents loved to let a blast and boozing overmuch. My get died at 64, and my -father died at 67. They both could sustain lived so practically yearner. I let a beer occasionally, but I don’t insult it. I’m leaving to follow linear. It’s rather fun to win much.”