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The Many, Many Ways to Think About Running

Humorist Peter Sagal doesn’t have a runner’s build, but he does have plenty of reasons to lace up.

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When a young Peter Sagal was labeled “not great at sports,” it didn’t sit well with him. But if that drove him to running in the first place, he now has plenty of reasons to keep up the pace—not the least of which is that it’s a good thing to think, talk, and write about. Sagal is the host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and the author of The Incomplete Book of Running.

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