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Dr. Ruth Heidrich
"Dr. Ruth Heidrich is a six-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, holder of more than 900 gold medals from every distance from 100 meter dashes to 5K road races to ultra marathons and triathlons. She has completed more than 60 marathons all over the world, including Boston, New York, Moscow, and has held 3 world fitness records in her age group at the famed Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas. She also was named one of the “Top Ten Fittest Women in North America” in 1999.
She is the author of Senior Fitness, A Race For Life, The CHEF Cook/Rawbook, Lifelong Running: Overcome the Eleven Myths of Running & Live A Healthier Life, several videos and co-host of a weekly talk show, Healing & You on KWAI, Honolulu, Hawaii. She is a graduate of UCLA and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D in Health Education. She has also taught in this field at the University of Hawaii and lectured at several universities including Stanford and Cornell.
As of the year 2013, she has been vegan for 31 years and a daily runner for 45 years.