Competition Adds a Social Aspect to a Fitness Routine

Alonzo Osche


The camaraderie is as important as the competition when it comes to athletics, says Donald Webster, 64, of Atlanta, who is a runner and cyclist. Webster is a member of the South Fulton Race club, the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club and Black Men Run. He says teammates hold him accountable.

“If I miss a couple of runs, it’s ‘Hey, where is Don?’” he says. “No question that’s what has kept me consistent over all these years — the people.”

Webster competes in 5Ks, 10Ks duathlons and an occasional half marathon. He even completed a couple of marathons. Last year, with

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