George Schoebe Bio
George Schoebe is an 86-year-old man from Windsor, Ont, who has run 31st time Detroit Free Press Marathon.
He has collected 33 medals from the Detroit Free Press Marathon, including the first place in 2016.
George Schoebe Run 21km at age 86
George runs 21km marathon at the age of 86. He has finished the half marathon before 12 times and at 86 is one of the oldest participants.
He also collected 33 medals from the Detroit Free Press Marathon, including the first place in 2016.
That is a favourite part of the race when George Crossing the two international border crossings between Detroit and Windsor.
The bridge part is pretty sweet to go over the bridge, said George. And then through the tunnel too. That’s pretty interesting.
To get ready for the race, Schoebe cycles a round trip to Emeryville, near Lakeshore — about 45 kilometres. It takes him a little over two hours, with a stop for coffee.
In his statement, he said:
This year, his half-marathon attempt will be extra sweet.
“This year I’m running with my daughter, the half marathon, So that was another encouragement to do it again.”
If I can have a good and excellent time, he has switched to running half marathons instead of the full stretch.
“To finish a half marathon, that’s already an accomplishment … if I can do it.”