A DC man jogs backwards

Posted on: 10:31 pm, March 17, 2013, by , updated on: 10:45pm, March 17, 2013

One man may be reversing the look of aging by what he’s doing on the busy streets of our nation’s capital.

Friends say Cedric Givens seems to get younger every year. And there’s a reason for that.

Cedric, the backwards jogger, lives in Washington DC, where every other day he back peddles his way six miles through some most congested streets in America. And that’s the easy part – it’s the intersections that are the real challenge.

One foot, 360 degrees, countless rotations.

The mere fact that he hasn’t been in a major accident is minor miracle. But what wows most people even more is that Cedric is 60-years-old.

He started exercising this way in 19-84. Before that he just ran – forward – like everyone else. He also used to like to race the buses.

And that’s the real beauty of Cedric Givens. Unlike the rest of Washington stuck in reverse and mired in spin, at least Cedric is showing us a better way.
Or at the very least, we’d all have better calves.