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Great Escape

Extreme Athleticism Is the New Midlife Crisis

People in middle age are flocking in record numbers to intense workouts and challenging races. What are they chasing?

Illustration: Michael Hoeweler

TThe last thing I remember before passing out was the pain. It had overtaken everything, hunching my back, and curling my fingers into claws…

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Paul Flannery

Paul Flannery

When Paul Flannery isn't covering the NBA for SB Nation, he's probably running somewhere.