Grassley goes on big run to celebrate 80th birthday

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senator Charles Grassley is turning 80 today, but he isn’t just sitting back and enjoying the day. Grassley began the day with a morning jog. “I ran from where I sleep here in Washington, D.C., to the Capitol, so you might say I ran from the home to the dome, you know,” Grassley explained.

That’s a distance of around 10 kilometers – 6.1 miles. “I did it in about an hour and 20 minutes, six and one tenth miles — so my legs are a little bit tired considering the fact that I ran twice further than I’ve ever run in my life,” Grassley says.

Grassley is an avid jogger, running four times a week, but never farther than three miles at a time.