At 86, New Orleans
runner Albert Briede will participate in his 50th N.O.A.C. Turkey Day
Bynum, Staff writer, The Times-Picayune
Living: Health and Fitness
Eisenhower was president, gasoline was 25 cents a gallon, Mattel's Barbie was
born, and Alaska became the 49th state in 1958, the year Albert E. Briede ran
his first Turkey Day Race. At 86, Briede will participate in his 50th race next
He was a runner
long before running was cool.
One of the
founding members of the New Orleans Road Runners (now the New Orleans Track
Club), Briede ran before there were, well, running shoes. He began racking up
his miles in white canvas high-top sneakers.
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