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Jim Fixx
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    (April 23, 1932-July 20, 1984)
    Raised in Hardwick, Vermont
    Wrote 'The Complete Book of Running (1977)' and 'Jim Fixx's Second Book of Running: The Companion Volume to The Complete Book of Running (1980)'
    Died of a heart attack while jogging at age 52
    He was obsessed with jogging.
    He failed to take a stress test as advised by his doctor.
    The test would have shown he was primed for a heart attack.
    An autopsy revealed that cholesterol had blocked three coronary arteries, one at nearly 100%.
    When he took up jogging he also quit smoking.
    He shed over 50 pounds.
    'The Complete Book of Running' became the best-selling non-fiction hardcover book of all time.
    He helped create a surge of people that sought physical fitness through jogging.

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