Monday, March 26, 2007


Going "cold turkey" was the only way Francisco Rodriguez could quit smoking when he abandoned his habit of two packs of cigarettes a day. Reflecting a change in lifestyle, he started running and has barely stopped since.

The 56-year-old Vice President of the Bank of New York completes 10 to 12 marathons a year and will run his 150th marathon this year at Boston. The Madrid-born Rodriguez has finished marathons in every state and is looking to enter his ninth consecutive Boston Marathon. The route from Hopkinton to Boston has always been one of his favorites, and for his big anniversary run it had to be a special marathon.

Source: B.A.A.