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Japanese Marathoner Retires At 81

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More than 55 years after winning the Boston Marathon, Japan's legendary runner is retiring — at the age of 81. Keizo Yamada says he's "not getting any younger." After running just three marathons this year, he says no more: He'll just do a daily 12-mile run to stay in shape.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. More than 55 years after he won the Boston marathon, Japan's legendary marathon runner is retiring at the age of 81. Keizo Yamada, called the Iron Man, says he's not getting any younger. He's scaling back the marathon jogs, which means after running just three marathons this year, no more. Just a daily 12-mile run to stay in shape.

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