Presidential Runners

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Washington D.C.

Every president runs for office, but some of them keep running once they get there. In movies and on TV we often see scenes of the president running, with his full security detail. I cannot help but wonder, just how often does that happen?

Being the president of the United States is a busy job, but a few modern era presidents have still made it a priority to find time to get out for a run. I cannot say I blame them. There is something particularly calming about getting out in the fresh air and pushing your body to go faster, or further than last time. I am sure presidential runners use this time to clear their heads, try to focus on what is directly in front of them, rather than the national and global issues waiting for them back in the oval office.

Of course, one of my favorite things about running is that it is some quality time alone. The president does not have the luxury of quality alone time. When the president steps out for a run, the secret service is there to ensure his safety. So which modern presidents were known to be spotted running around Washington? George Bush, both W, and H.W. were known runners, and Bill Clinton. 

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