In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx
died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont.
For those of us old enough to remember, the title and cover photo are a spoof of Jim Fixx
's iconic 1977 book "The Complete Book of Running," which helped set off the U.S.
People like Jim Fixx
, a former fat guy who lost weight by jogging, initiated the jogging fad.
His chapters are filled with names of people and companies that most Americans are likely familiar with -- Jake Seinfeld, Bally, Reebok, Gold's Gym, Jim Fixx
, Jack LaLanne -- but do not know the interesting stories behind them.
wrote the book The Complete Book of Running.
, by way of shopworn example, died at the age of 52 while jogging in Vennont.
had put running and himself into the general public's consciousness with the publication of The Complete Book of Running.
Who can forget the gales of laughter when Jim Fixx
, author of The Complete Book Of Running, dropped dead while jogging?
The fact is, death can come with a sense of cruel irony, as it did in 1984 when Jim Fixx
, who helped popularize running, died from a heart attack after going for a run.
American Jim Fixx
died while performing an activity which he had popularised by demonstrating its health benefits.
, author of the 1970s best-seller The Complete Book Of Running, died in 1980 of a heart attack while jogging.
However, you can be aerobically fit and unhealthy, as the runner Jim Fixx