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Meet the Mayor: Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.

Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center
Richard Peters

How did you become mayor here?
Coming to races every other day, both as a spectator and participant.

You watch footraces for fun?
I have to watch my competition. I made the US Olympic team in 2004 for hurdles. I didn't get to go, ‘cause I had colon cancer, so now I'm trying to get back up there as an elite runner.

Most people only run when they're trying to get somewhere quickly on foot, or getting away from something hostile. Can you identify?
Actually, I have nearly been mugged twice on this very street within the past two months, and both times I successfully ran away. One time they got my backpack, but then I ran into a cop.

What's up with the spandex red, white and blue tracksuit?
It's my USA Track & Field suit that I would've worn in the Olympics.

How long were you wearing that around before you stopped feeling ridiculous? . . . Or like a badass?
I will wear it for as long as I can get it over my body without it falling apart, or until it's too tight when I get fatter.

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