Did you know that many of the world's greatest distance runers have asthma? Like these great runners you just might be able to safely manage your asthma while pursuing your athletic interests. You may be surprised to find that gently pushing yourself physically may actually lessen the symptoms that have been holding you back.


"Running with Asthma..." tells the author's inspiring story of how he overcame the numerous setbacks of his condition and now enjoys running 5K races as a sixty-nine-year-old man. 

Are you a runner with asthma? Or do you want to be?

Or is your asthma holding you back in your sport of

choice? Get in touch with me about your experiences

with asthma. Contact me at: 

runnerwithasthma@gmail.com.


As a runner with asthma I pay close attention to my personal records.


mile 1965 5:00

half mile 1965 2:10

10,000 meters 1980 38:50

5,000 meters 2015 26:18


This year as a 72-year old man I ran a 5k in 30:03, missing my goal of a sub 30 minute 5k by 4 tenths of a second. I attribute my continued success as a runner to breathing exercises described in the book, the healing power of breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions​ by Richard P. Brown, MD and Patricia Gerbarg, MD


Thank you for your interest,

John Terry McConnell