After 40 years, it is quite possible to become an athlete. The main thing is to be sure that everything in this life is achievable. Ukrainian athlete Spodin Igor proved millions that everything is possible in achieving sports heights even when you are already 40.
Igor Spodin's career
In his youth, Igor Spodin did not show much promise in sports. Moreover, long-distance running was something out of reach for him. After graduating from the institute, Igor Spodin stopped training and went headlong into business. His activities include the opening of several shops, restaurants and retail outlets.
Focusing on cardio training, Spodin gave preference to running. At the beginning of his running career, Igor trained at stadiums, traveling short distances. At first, he ran a distance of three kilometers, gradually increasing it to 10 km.
Participation in the first marathon
Igor's goal is to take part in a mass race. First of all, he took part in a small race of 60 people. His efforts were crowned with success: in the race he finished in the top three. A few years later, he began to participate in races in various Ukrainian cities - Poltava, Ivano-Frankivsk and others.
Rapid development followed. So, in 2018 he took part in the race in Valencia. The personal best was 42 kilometers and 195 meters. Not without failures. Due to health problems, the marathon runner had to go the distance several times. By the way, foot inflammation unsettled the marathon runner for several months. However, after recovery, he returned to his usual course.