21 Apr '15, 6pm

A firefighter ran 22 marathons in 24 days to celebrate his 72nd birthday:

A firefighter ran 22 marathons in 24 days to celebrate his 72nd birthday:

Leading up to his 72nd birthday, Ruben Cantu recently completed 22 marathons in 24 days, despite developing a giant blister that threatened his journey. He continued on through the pain, because he wants to help fight childhood obesity and inspire more children to run. Cantu turned 72 on the day of his last marathon, March 27. Cantu was taking place in the Race Across Texas , part of the larger Race Across the USA . He was joined by a handful of runners who are running across the entire country, as well as some runners who were doing select marathons with the group. There were only two competitors who opted to run the length of Texas, however, and the other participant was 23 years old. At times family members, who served as his support crew, joined him on the road. Cantu spent his nights in a mobile home. On day one of his journey, Cantu ran through high winds, rain, slee...

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