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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio - 75-year-old Art Dunn hasn't always had a love for walking.  Running has always been more his thing.

"At the end of this year I will be at 31,000 miles running," said Art Dunn of Newton Falls.

Although, after his true love lost her life five years ago walking just made sense.

"The first walking trip was to clear my mind.  Doris and I were high school sweet hearts," said Dunn.  "We were married almost 50 years.  We were looking forward to our 50th year, but Doris got sick with pancreatic cancer and passed before we could reach our 50th anniversary."

A tragedy, that not only led him on a personal journey, but one that has since taken him to the Pentagon to honor the fallen from 9/11 and most recently, around the perimeter of Ohio to inspire and motivate others.

"Don't sit on the couch.  There is other things there.  Turn off the TV.  Get active.  Just walking, it is the best thing you can do," said Dunn.

A message of health from a man, inspired by a woman never too far from his heart.

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