Move over, Schwarzenegger; SLU professor is real ‘Running Man’

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – When it comes to running every day, a Saint Louis University professor is in a class by himself.

Sixty-seven-year-old Bill Stark just loves to run – every day.

Beginning September 10, 1976, Stark has laced up his shoes and pounded the pavement. Neither snow, nor sleet, nor heat will keep his feet from hitting the street.

Officially, only 11 other people have matched his decades of dedication.

While he runs about 40 miles a week, Stark has logged at least one mile a day, the requirement to make the USA Active Running Streak rankings. At present, Stark is 12th on the list.

The biology professor has logged enough miles to circle the globe more than four times, and he’s still going strong, even if he doesn’t move like he used to.

Not even surgery could keep Bill Stark down.

“I think I’ve been very lucky. I’ve been able to limp through some injuries,” Stark said. “And I managed to get my run in before the a-fib and get my run in before I was released from the hospital the next day.”