This is how a lifelong runner is created—by delivering newspapers in the small town of Wallace in northwestern Idaho, where snow can be on the ground from October through April.
“A lot of times there was too much snow to ride a bicycle,” said John Schreifels, who as a kid delivered papers in the town 50 miles east of Coeur d’Alene. “When it’s 20-below and you’re delivering papers, you want to move pretty fast.”
For Schreifels, 66, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at George Mason University, speed no longer is of the essence.
Now, it’s about the miles and how they can help fund the endowment for the John A. Schreifels Chemistry Scholarship given through the College of Science. (more…)