In 1994, Dr. Christopher Rampacek received a total hip replacement and had another revision surgery in 2007, and this Sunday (Jan. 13), Dr. Rampacek, who also suffers from osteoarthritis, is celebrating his 56th birthday by running the Chevron Houston Marathon.
But theres another half of the story hes running it twice!
Dr. Rampacek a personal trainer whos run more than 100 marathons and 40 ultra-marathons expects the first 26 miles of the rigorous, 52.4-mile run to take seven hours, and says, Itll be a little bit of a test I might bring up the rear of the pack. Ill leave the fast running to the youngsters.
And although Dr. Rampacek and his hip have high-stepped it in Houston every year since his surgery, theres one person who the running rebel has continuously put the screws to.
Dr. Rampacek says, After the first surgery, my doctor told me Id never run again. I listen to my surgeon everything except Dont run on it!
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