Marathons parallel life for Australian man pursuing world record

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BILLINGS – More than 800 ran in the Montana Marathon, that includes several races, including a 10-K, half marathon and the full 26.2-mile marathon.

A man from Australia is trying to break the world record for most marathons run in a year.

South_Africa_SunsetTrent Morrow from Sydney Australia has a goal to to run more than 160 marathons.

“Everyone has the ability to be their own superhero,” said Morrow, “For me ,it’s about being a marathon man. Running is the way I express it.”

The current record is 157, but that’s not what motivates and inspires Morrow.

“This journey was inspired by the passing of my mom from colon cancer 20 years ago and more recently, my step mom was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer,” Morrow said.

“You can set your goal in whatever area of life and achieve it if you truly believe and you want it bad enough.” And Morrow showed that determination in getting to Billings and Molt.

The race started without Morrow, who joined the marathon after a majority of the group had passed the five mile mark.

He ran a marathon in Kansas on Saturday, and missed the start of Montana Marathon.

“I was stranded on the airport takeoff runway img_1361 (in Kansas) for more than hour,” Morrow said. “Of course when it meant touch down in Denver, there’s no plane. So the only option I had was get a rental car and drive for 10 plus hours. If you want something bad enough, you keep working at it. ” And he wants to inspire people to do whatever they want in life.

“There’s a focused belief, determination, and the knowledge to know that you can do it,” said Morrow. “Deep within all of us, we have that same power.”

Larry Macon, who currently holds the record of 157 marathons in one year set in 2012, had checked in and picked up his bib number for the Montana Marathon. However we could not find him on the 26.2 mile course.

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Rachel C. , PhD
Research Scientist Consultant @ U-VIB
PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling
NREMT-P (National Registry of Paramedics)
– 911 Medic for over 15 years
– Scientist for over 7 years
– Runner for LIFE

source: Q2 KTVQ by David Jay

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