An Iowa Man is Running a Marathon in His Hallway
I don't think I know anyone who loves running as much as this guy!
Mark Neyens of Des Moines is going to be doing something unusual to replace the half-marathon he was supposed to run this month at the Drake Road Races. Since that event has been postponed, he will instead be running a full marathon... in the hallway of his apartment building.
According to the Des Moines Register, Mark is using this opportunity to raise money for the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines's Disaster Recovery Fund. And as proof that he's following through, he will be live streaming the whole thing. His GoFundMe page, which has almost $1,500 in donations already, reads:
"I LOVE Des Moines and this is my way of trying to help the great people of this amazing city. I'll be running all 26.2 miles in my downtown apartment hallway. There will be a live stream of the event so donators and any other curious fans can watch the whole process of the event, witness the final steps of the 42,195 meters and celebrate with me after the completion!
Mark already got some practice in, running 10-miles in his hallway. His estimate is that he will have to run the length of it around 1,800 times! Mark's full marathon will begin streaming at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Get more information on Mark's marathon HERE.