SULLY THE MOVIE, THE RUNNER & BOSTON Runner’s World has an article by Nick Weldon about pilot ‘Sully’ Sullenberger as the subject of the recently released movie. The article points out that the director, “Clint Eastwood wanted to emphasize his [Sully’s] passion for running in the film”.
In 2012 the Rodale company, which publishes RW, interviewed the famous hero responsible for saving the lives of passengers and crew on board his plane on it's Video Network: "I'm a Runner: Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger". In it, Sully explains how important running was to him as a pilot, being confined to a cockpit seat for hours, unable to get up to use the restroom unless conditions during the flight allowed such a break. He also said that in traveling it was often a challenge to find opportunities to run.
When asked to name his favorite city for running, he graciously initially deferred, saying it was akin to asking him to name his favorite child. But ultimately he admitted Boston had places to run where there were many interesting and scenic routes, like along the Charles River.
It may not be not easy to run when away from our familiar ‘home’ courses, but learning about Sully and his dedication to running for over 30 years can inspire us to keep trying. He admits he would run stairways in hotels to get in a workout. Sound familiar?
In honor of his named preference, EarnedRuns will post a 2012 Boston Magazine article by Holly Clarke, "Best Running Routes in Boston" on the OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO page (link below) that identifies and provides maps of several routes that she proposes will satisfy the needs of nearly every one looking to distance themselves from the busiest Boston streets.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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