Last fall Bill Warner of Beckley was running through the woods of Thurmond when suddenly he noticed “a big ole black bear” just 10-12 feet away.
“I set a new age group record that day,” he laughs.
Bill is 60 years old and an ultra – marathoner - running up to 50-mile races – and winning!
Just this year he won first place in his age group against 118 runners at the USA 25k Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Then there was the Chicago Marathon where Bill placed first in his age group of 510 runners, and 769th out of the total 38, 871 runners.