February 6th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Belgian Man run 365 marathons a day

There was a saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away (that was before it was revised to 5 portion a day), doctors also advise that you take regular exercise, not sure doctors will recommend Stefaan Engels a marathon a day record breaking endeavours.

He crossed the finish line in the Spanish city of Barcelona after running 15,000km (9,569 miles) in a year. The 49 year old man said he considers his marathons as a regular job instead of a torture.

He averaged about four hours to complete a marathon. He said his best time was 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Engels suffered from asthma as a child and had been told by doctors to avoid sport.

Before Engels, the record marathon man was Akinori Kusuda of Japan – who ran 52 races in a row at the age of 65 in 2009.

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