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Couple run 365 marathons in a year
Sydney Morning Herald (AUS), by Carolyn Webb

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 12/31/2013 6:40:36 PM

As a New Year´s resolution it was a little extreme. At the start of 2013, Melbourne couple Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, set out to run around Australia for a year, completing a marathon a day. That´s 365 marathons, or more than 15,000 kilometres. With no day off. About 3pm on Tuesday, barring a catastrophe, they will achieve their goal, jogging triumphantly up St Kilda Road to their starting point, Federation Square.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/31/2013 6:55:24 PM     (No. 9674667)

A brisk walk is 4 miles/hr. At this speed they could walk for about 6 1/2 hours a day and call it a marathon.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/31/2013 8:03:18 PM     (No. 9674754)

Thirty years ago while I was a runner I personally knew a guy who ran from Santa Monica to the Valley to work at a well known running shoe store on Ventura Blvd. Fourteen miles one way. I did that fun run multiple times as well, one way. He did it all the time. He was an Ultra Marathoner. Not too hard to believe. For people in their sixties I would suppose that they have slowed down somewhat but still keeping up a run mostly.

Talking about old people, I beat an eighty year young Triathlete once. I think I was forty four at the time. We both finished!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/31/2013 8:11:29 PM     (No. 9674765)

Forgive the second post but this runner was said to have averaged a mile an hour for over a year running to work and back. So he did about a "Marathon" a day, average.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 12/31/2013 8:16:27 PM     (No. 9674772)

Anybody that gets between me and the buffet table gets run over!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/1/2014 2:01:56 PM     (No. 9675752)

FTA: The Murrays are raw vegans, They each eat up to 30 bananas a day, munch on fresh peaches, nectarines and apricots, and have up to 4 kilograms of greens, including smoothies of kale, spinach and silver beet.

If I ate all that fiber, I´d be running too. Seriously, when did they have time to run?



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