History

Hiking with Jim Hocking – Strength Magazine – September, 1923

Each year for a number of years past, Jim Hocking has made it a practice to walk on his birthday as many miles as he is years old on that day. This year the figure was 68 a mere trifle when you remember that the same man has walked as much as 97 miles in a single twenty-four hours. Just how· long he can keep up this birthday habit is a matter of much conjecture among those who know him. So far as can be ascertained, no man has ever yet walked 100 miles in a day at the age of 100 years, but it would be just like James H. Hocking to try it, and from present appearances, to do it.

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