Despite dialysis, man keeps on the run - Honolulu Star-Advertiser PDF Print

Berrie Straatman undergoes dialysis treatments three times a week at the Fresenius Medical Care dialysis center on Kapahulu Avenue but doesn't let that get in the way of his exercise routine and active lifestyle.

The 74-year-old Hono­lulu resident recently finished his first marathon in six hours, despite living with kidney failure. He has competed in several half marathons and 10K races in both Hawaii and Guam, winning many races in the 60-plus age category. Straatman beat his own time at the Hono­lulu half marathon a few weeks ago, finishing in two hours and 29 minutes. He runs in the Great Aloha Run each year and is training for the North Shore and Hono­lulu marathons. Login for more...

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