31 Mar '15, 6pm

A family that does ultramarathons together stays together. That's how the saying goes right?

At 84 years old, Grant Holdaway’s days of setting any world record for running an ultramarathon seemed long over. But when his family asked him to do one more race—and decided to join him for the Buffalo Run ultramarathon in Antelope Island, Utah, on March 21—he had the opportunity to put the family name in the record books. With 11 Holdaways running either a 50K, 50-mile, or 100-mile version of the race (in a total time of 154 hours and 37 minutes), the family set a Guinness World Record for the most family members to complete an ultramarathon —pending confirmation. As the patriarch of his running family, Grant Holdaway was the oldest to finish. He ran 50 miles in 20 hours and 33 minutes. “It was a wonderful experience,” said Jeff Holdaway, 56, Grant’s son. He also ran the 50-mile race with his father, finishing in 11:20. “It’s always fun to see runners having their first...

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