Andrei van Wyk
1 minute read
8 Jun 2017
4:51 pm

82-year-old Joburger receives certificate for walking 22 000km

Andrei van Wyk

He says it is a calming activity to do with friends.

Sandringham resident, Joe Yudelowitz walked an incredible distance and received a certificate to prove it.

Sandringham resident and avid walker Joe Yudelowitz, 82, recently received a certificate from the Walk/Run For Life programme for walking a staggering 22 000 kilometres, North Eastern Tribune reports.

Yudelowitz received the certificate during a small lunch held in Norwood in the presence of his walking friends and family.

“It was an amazing little event. I’m so proud of this achievement,” said Yudelowitz.

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As a avid walker, he participates in the Walk/Run For Life programme in Sandringham, and aims to walk at least 24km per week.

“There’s a group of us who walk together along six different routes. It’s such a calming activity to do with your friends.

“I think that walking is such an amazing thing to do. Besides being healthy, it is nice to be out in the neighbourhood and socialising. I recommend it to everyone.”

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