One Man’s Amazing is Another Man’s Insane


63 straight days of running marathons. 1650 miles. Amazing or crazy or both. At least he did it for a good cause.

As reported on NPR, Ultramarathoner Tim Borland set out last year with a goal for 2007: call attention to ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), a rare degenerative children’s disease that combines the symptoms of cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and cancer.

No day off. Marathon after marathon. 7,000-8,000 calories burned a day. Oh btw he ran most of them pushing a jogging stroller with different children who have the disease.

Amazing what someone can do, will do, for a cause. Tim Borland, my latest hero.

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2 Responses to One Man’s Amazing is Another Man’s Insane

  1. びっくり says:

    Indeed that is insane. I hope it raises awareness and does little harm to him.

  2. 48facets says:

    According to the atricle he had no damage from the 63 days. he comntinues to run just not as intensely.

    One has to wonder why he could not get the “awareness” message out with 30 day of marathons. I assume that was still some kind of record and he wouyld have gotten similar levels of media exposure.

    I also wonder how people have time and money to take on something like this. I could not afford to take 2 months off of work.

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