Day-by-day: A lifetime on the run
Mark Covert was 17 when he began a daily running streak that would last 45 years
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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