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Heart and sole: Detroiter walks 21 miles in work commute

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posted on Feb, 4 2015 @ 03:31 PM
Heart and sole: Detroiter walks 21 miles in work commute

He doesn't look athletic but James Robertson, 56, of Detroit has a champ's commute. He rides buses part-way but walks about 21 miles in round trips to a factory, unless his banker pal offers a lift.

Leaving home in Detroit at 8 a.m., James Robertson doesn't look like an endurance athlete.

Pudgy of form, shod in heavy work boots, Robertson trudges almost haltingly as he starts another workday. But as he steps out into the cold, Robertson, 56, is steeled for an Olympic-sized commute. Getting to and from his factory job 23 miles away in Rochester Hills, he'll take a bus partway there and partway home. And he'll also walk an astounding 21 miles.

Five days a week. Monday through Friday. It's the life Robertson has led for the last decade, ever since his 1988 Honda Accord quit on him.

Every trip is an ordeal of mental and physical toughness for this soft-spoken man with a perfect attendance record at work. And every day is a tribute to how much he cares about his job, his boss and his coworkers. Robertson's daunting walks and bus rides, in all kinds of weather, also reflect the challenges some metro Detroiters face in getting to work in a region of limited bus service, and where car ownership is priced beyond the reach of many.

But you won't hear Robertson complain — nor his boss.

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That`s what I call dedication.

And if the "Full Story"isn`t remarkable and inspiring enough, here`s the nice ending of the story...


posted on Feb, 4 2015 @ 03:35 PM
Someone already made a thread on this. Sorry OP they're fast around here

posted on Feb, 4 2015 @ 03:38 PM
a reply to: BornAgainAlien

This story broke 3 days ago, obviously been posted here already

Thread here on it
edit on 4/2/15 by SecretKnowledge because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 4 2015 @ 03:40 PM
a reply to: SecretKnowledge

I missed it, I saw 4 February and didn`t think it had been posted yet.

Than it can be closed !
edit on 4 2 2015 by BornAgainAlien because: (no reason given)

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