One man’s quest to run across the USA faster than anyone; check this out.

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One man’s quest to run across the USA faster than anyone; check this out.

Some of us love to run.  We do it for the health of it, or because we have a personal goal, or we may even belong to an organization that is doing a half or full marathon as a group.   Team in Training is one group that comes to mind, taking ordinary people like yourself through the process of training for the great race.

Some go beyond the ordinary and do ultra marathoning, in which you run a distance greater than 26.2 miles.  A few of our patients have done this.  It takes dedication and a strong will.

Recently, the NY Times posted this story about a man who got into running to lose weight and is now on a quest to be the fastest person to run across the USA.  Check this out

How to Run Across the Country Faster Than Anyone

It takes more than training to complete a transcontinental run. You need
a crew and the belief that you”™re part of something greater than yourself.

By C. NATHAN DeWALL OCT. 26, 2016

It all started over a midmorning beer. Pete Kostelnick, a whippet-thin financial analyst from Lincoln, Neb., had just won one of the toughest races on the planet, the Badwater 135, a 135-mile run from Death Valley to Mount Whitney, Calif.

He sat in a parking lot with a childhood friend, sipped his beer, and made the gutsiest decision of his life: “œI”™m going to go for the transcontinental record.”

On Monday, Kostelnick broke the world record for fastest run across the United States (the feat is expected to certified by Guinness World Records.) The previous record, held by Frank Giannino since 1980, was 46 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes. Kostelnick finished the roughly 3,100-mile San Francisco to New York journey in 42 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes, four days faster than anyone else.

Kostelnick”™s early running history was unremarkable. He spent college hitting the books instead of the track. Unhappy with his weight, he caught the running bug. He eventually completed a slew of marathons, including the Boston Marathon and Colorado”™s Pikes Peak Marathon. He set his sights on going longer.

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