Before turkey, it was 13.1 miles for father and son in Atlanta yesterday.
While the majority of American families sat down to eat turkey and stuffing, the father-son duo of John and Jordan Turner were somewhere else: pounding the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. The two have made it a ritual to run the Atlanta Half Marathon together every Thanksgiving Day.
“That’s kind of a tradition we’ve had for years now,” Jordan says. His father, John, had started the family running as a way to get fit and fend off heart disease. Jordan eventually began to join his father in the runs and eventually competed at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia.
“We used to train together, but the times started to separate,” recalls Jordan, who is a 1:15 half marathoner and recently ran 2:42 at the ING New York City Marathon. “It’s a great way for us to spend time together. And we earn our turkey, I guess you could say.”
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