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by Jacqueline Klimas April 12, 2018 at 10:59 am 0

Rich Mendelowitz warms up at the Yorktown High School track. Photos: Marleen van den Neste

Rich Mendelowitz sat in a doctor’s office looking at a picture of his brain. The photo lit up on the left side, healthy and full of arteries.

But, the right side was totally blank.

Mendelowitz, 59, was completely in shock. He’s the president of DC Road Runners and has run 2,000 miles per year for most of his life – and doctors told him that’s why he wasn’t already dead.

“The only reason I was alive was because of my fitness and running,” the Arlington runner said.

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