Fred Corpuz runs about 2,500 miles a year, or the distance between here and Los Angeles, Calif. And at 64 years old, he shows no signs of slowing down.
Corpuz, an Ohio native who now calls Hilton Head home, will lace up his sneakers for yet another challenge this month during the 10th annual Hilton Head Half Marathon, 10K and 5K race on Feb. 11.
Last year, Corpuz placed first in his age group with a time of 1 hour, 43 minutes. Corpuz hopes for a repeat, although this race is just one of many he’s competed in over the past 30 years. He has run 20 full marathons, with a personal best of 2 hours, 40 minutes. He’s also competed in “15 or 20” half marathons.
We recently chatted with Corpuz between runs to see what keeps him going and what advice he might have for those of us who are less acquainted with crossing the finish line.