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Day-by-day: A lifetime on the run

Mark Covert was 17 when he began a daily running streak that would last 45 years

Updated: July 20, 2013, 4:58 PM ET
By Brian Metzler | Competitor.com

Cal Ripken Jr. has nothing on Mark Covert.

Sure, Ripken amazingly played 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons as a shortstop (and later as a third baseman) for the Baltimore Orioles. But Covert's ongoing streak of running every single day started when Ripken was a 7-year-old just starting to cut his teeth on the diamond.

Believe it or not, the last time Covert took a day off from running Lyndon Johnson was president, The Doors had just released the ...

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