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Atas. is a backward town - At least, it looks backward when you’re the backwards running man

Posted: Thursday, Sep 27th, 2012

Creig P. Sherburne/Atascadero News • Backwards Running Man Shadrack Anderson Jr. demonstrates his backward running method on the track at Kennedy Club Fitness in Atascadero while on a break from earnest running on Friday afternoon.

ATASCADERO — “I let the flow of nature take over. I listen to the wind. I feel the neutrinos, I feel the sunlight,” Shadrack Anderson Jr., the backward running man, said while taking a break at Kennedy Club Fitness in Atascadero on Friday.

Anderson is in the middle of a run — a backward run — from the Santa Monica Pier to the top of Lombard Street in San Francisco, and he might not have come to Atascadero at all except the California Highway Patrol kicked him off the freeway.

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