Joel Pasternak has reached 127,000 miles (Aug. 14, 2018)

Joel Pasternack

Clifton, NJ

DOB: 8-07-1950
On the track, 2005

On Tuesday 8/14 I reached my 127,000 mile. I am now 2-1/2 years since a full right knee replacement. I have no pain and run four days per week. A lot slower, but I feel good with other cross training on the other days. I just turned 68 in early August, and this September will begin my 54th year in running since 1965 going out for cross country. I run and coach runners at the Tom Fleming Athletic Complex in Bloomfield,NJ. I miss him every day. We trained for 20 years together. 

(Earlier) here's some new info for my biography. i have been running for 47 and a half years. on march 6th i reached 120,000 miles. my everyday streak just hit 3000 days on march 16th which is 8years and 5 months. my minimum per day is 3 miles. by best marathon was back in 1974 at boston placing 28th in 2:25.03. i returned in 1975 with a nice tail wind an d deeper competition and placed 67th in 2:26.07. my training partner tom fleming ran 2:12.04 that year for 4th. in the 1st nyc 5-boro 26.2 race i placed 25th in 2:27.37. being on the same stage as bill rodgers, frank shorter,ron hill, and chris stewart to name a few. spending alot of time these days running at goddard park and brown university visiting my daughter and granddaughter in warwick.