This is about my dad. An amazing man. Running is his passion and this is about his journey.
Passion for Running
Athlete and regular columnist, my father is an avid runner who covered countless miles of pavement and dirt since 1996. He is a passionate advocate for healthy and active living who has touched many lives not because he runs hundreds of miles, but he inspires others to push themselves to the limit.
In 1996, he was diagnosed with a lifelong disease of diabetes mellitus type 2. It was an inevitable consequence from his unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle. However, he was determined to fight the disease and to claim his life back with running. Today, his diabetes is under control with diet and exercise without using medications. Now, he runs several marathons every year including ultra-marathons.
To inspire others, he has organized Korean Road Runners Club in NYC with more than 200 active members running every Sunday at Central Park. He is constantly pushing the boundary everyday for healthy and active lifestyle.