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Richard O'Brien
February 01, 1993
The sight of Bill Clinton (below) in running shorts has prompted comedian Jay Lena to urge the creation of a Cabinet post of Thighmaster General, but don't laugh: The new president may be inspiring Running Boom II. Fred Lebow, president of the New York Road Runners Club, says, "Before November we were getting 30 to 40 new members a week. Now it's running between 100 and 150." Lebow attributes the surge to the publicity surrounding Clinton's morning jogs.
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February 01, 1993

Follow The Leader

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The sight of Bill Clinton (below) in running shorts has prompted comedian Jay Lena to urge the creation of a Cabinet post of Thighmaster General, but don't laugh: The new president may be inspiring Running Boom II. Fred Lebow, president of the New York Road Runners Club, says, "Before November we were getting 30 to 40 new members a week. Now it's running between 100 and 150." Lebow attributes the surge to the publicity surrounding Clinton's morning jogs.

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