03 Jul '14, 9pm

A 69-year-old has broken the Guinness World Record for most 26.2s run in a year – and it's A LOT:

For the fourth time, 69-year-old Larry Macon has broken the Guinness World Record for marathons run in a year with 239 in 2013, according to the Guinness World Record website. That’s 6,261.8 miles in a 12-month period spanning from December 1, 2012, to November 30, 2013. Macon, a San Antonio lawyer, started running marathons in 1996. In 2008, he finished 105 marathons to capture his first Guinness World Record for most marathons run in a year. Two years later, he ran 113 marathons and in 2012, Macon ran 157 marathons to break his record a third time. “The hard part is traveling from place to place, making connections and going 2-3 days without sleep,” Macon told Runner's World Newswire in January. “Once you get to the race, you can always run, walk or crawl to finish the 26.2 miles.” Two other runners — Trent Morrow and Annette Fredskov — tried but failed to break Macon’s ...

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