You’re having an affair with WHO?!?!

I’ve heard of people cheating on their spouse with their spouses best friend. I’ve also heard significant others cheating on their partner with someone in their office.  However, 90 year Brit Wilf Cooper has one of the most interesting secret affairs that I’ve ever heard of (this is a running blog, so you can take a guess as to what it is).  The 90 year old cheated on his wife of 67 years by running 6 1/2 marathons.  Not the next door neighbor, not someone 50 years younger living in London, with running.  You know, that thing where you put one foot in front of the other and where both feet are off the ground at the same time? How he got away with this?  He told his wife he was volunteering at the races (whether it be handing out water, directing runners or passing out medals, I’m not sure) or just watching from the sidelines.  How his wife found out about this horrible affair?  A neighbor had seen Wilf running one of his secret half marathons on TV and told his wife.  Apparently, Mrs Cooper put Mr Cooper in the dog house the day she found out. I’m wondering if she took away his running shoes and running clothes.  One of these said races he ran after dislocating his shoulder and breaking some ribs in a fall.  More power to you Mr. Cooper.  If this is the only thing Mrs Cooper has to worry about Wilf cheating on her on, I think they’ll be ok.  As for the friend who ratted Wilf out, I’m wondering if they’re still friends (I’m hoping they are)- it would be a bummer if a breaking the secret  someone cheating on their wife by running 6 13.1 mile races.  There are far worse affair situations as far as I’m concerned.  For the record, he’s run these things in just over 3 hrs.  Not bad for a 90 year old (and kudos to competitor for finding him!).  The only question I have is if there were any races he actually volunteered at- we as runners really should volunteer at at least one.

About drrunner
8 time marathoner, 65 ish time 1/2 marathoner with a bucket list item to hit all 50 states. BibRave Pro, Doctor and a mix of insanity

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