Well, I average about 1 mph, maybe 2 if it is a short stretch, so Mr. Reaper is basically walking hand in hand with me, yikes. I think I'll just walk behind him and let him take a bit of a lead, ha - Dave

Walk 3 mph or faster to outpace the Grim Reaper, scientists say

Want to delay death? Pick up the pace of your walking, suggests a new study.

By Linda Carroll

Seniors who walk briskly may be able to delay death, essentially outrunning the Grim Reaper, a new study suggests.

Australian researchers with a wry sense of humor say they have calculated the average walking speed of the specter of death -- and it’s about 2 miles per hour.

Walk faster than that and you may outrun the Grim Reaper, too, they argue in a new study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal.