Motivation Five tips for running longevity from Eric Gillis, Canada’s marathon man

Five tips for running longevity from Eric Gillis, Canada’s marathon man

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On August 6, Eric Gillis will be racing the marathon in London, England, as part of Canada’s delegation of the IAAF World Championships. Gillis is a three-time Olympian and, at 37-years-old, a marvel to even his closest competitors.

Gillis has two kids and is expecting a third in September and, although he’s moved home to Antigonish from Guelph to begin coaching at his alma mater, St. Francis Xavier University, the marathon man is still eying fast times and racing.

The Tokyo Olympics could loom ahead. For now, ahead of his big race, we asked Gillis for his five tips for a long racing career. (Note: Gillis-like results are not guaranteed).

5. Be curious.

4. Run mindful.

3. Develop a good filter.

2. Do more of what you like.

1. Continue learning.

Is it us or do Gillis’s tips on how to have a long running career also sound like tips on how to live a happy life?