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Baltimore's Running Man attacked while exercising on North Avenue

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Posted at 7:22 PM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 11:03:28-04

BALTIMORE — His name is Keith Boissier, but those in Charm City know him as the Baltimore Running Man.

On Friday at around 1:30 p.m., Boissier was attacked while doing his routine exercise in the 600 block of W. North Avenue.

According to the official Facebook page of the Baltimore Running Man, some women stopped to help Boissier and likely prevented him from being seriously hurt.

Baltimore Police do not release the names of assault victims, but they did confirm that they responded to the block at the time for an assault. Police said the suspect had already left the scene before officers arrived.

Friday was not the first time Boissier has been attacked during one of his runs. He was also assaulted back in November of 2014.

Boissier reportedly suffers from kidney disease, and he has run 20 miles everyday for the last 30-years to maintain his health.

In October 2017, Boissier was recognized by the City Council for his dedication and inspiration to the community.

A post Saturday indicated the assault will not stop Boissier from going on his daily runs in the future.