Friday, February 11, 2011

"Sorry but I have to Run" : Newspaper article about my Park City friend Fasteddie Knapp

Eddie is quite the character.
Eddie with famous Triple Trail Challenge Green Jacket
A great runner and one of only 2 people who have completed all 5 Park City Triple Trail Challenges- 18 mile round trip to the top of Park City Jupiter Peak , Park City Half, and the Mid Mountain Trail Marathon all in the space of  less than 8 weeks each summer.

Eddie is working back from  his June 2010 partial compartmental knee replacement using a Conformis knee.  He  completed his 5th Triple Trail Challenge last summer within 3 months of the operation and the St. George Marathon ( his 14th St George) all within 4 months of the knee replacement. It wasn't pretty or fast but he go it done.

Recovering  quite nicely indeed, adding 2 marathons on the bionic knee in 2010 to his tally of previous 56 in less than 18 years starting at age 41.  And best of all his is stride is coming back. Eddie was instrumental  in getting me back into competitive running shape and is a wonderful host with his wife Linda when I am out in Park City for work.

The Park Record newspaper published a major profile about Eddie during Sundance Film Festiva weekl no less.

Have you had a knee replacement or are considering one? Eddie will chime in to this post with his thoughts and comments here and on his blog:

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