The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

By John Hunt
Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Robert Powderly Still Active After All Of These Years

Running Habits Have Changes, But Positive Memories Remain

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - by John Hunt

It didn’t take long for Robert Powderly to get fully involved in the running boom back in the late 70s


Millions of Americans joined the parade back in those days where running was their main source of physical fitness and Powderly was a big part of it


Powderly is now 68 and retired from U.S. Pipe where he worked in the accounting department. He’s also had a couple of serious back surgeries, including one on April 1 of this year where doctors performed four disc fusions in his neck.

Read more about Robert in the Chattanoogan!

This is the 61st in a series of features on runners in Chattanooga. If you know someone who would make an interesting story, email John Hunt at


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