‘Marathon Man’ leads by example: completes record 365th marathon in as many days — “I wanted to inspire people … anyone could run or bike a little each day or do something about their weight problem” Engels had asthma as a youngster and doctors told him he should not participate in sports.

From: lethbridgeherald

BARCELONA, Spain – Belgian runner Stefaan Engels set a Guinness World Record after crossing the finish line of his 365th consecutive marathon on Saturday.

“After running 20 triathlons in one year, I was not ready to go back to normal life,” he said. “I also wanted to inspire people by showing that if I could run a marathon a day for an entire year, that anyone could run or bike a little each day or do something about their weight problem.” …

“I recovery quickly. I don’t run fast and my heartbeat is slow, below 100 if I run 10 kilometres, but it is more a mental story,” he said. “The problem was thinking about running a marathon every day. I just told myself to run that day and did not think about the next day or next week.”

“He ran every race, he never walked. He ran at a rate of 10 kilometres per hour,” said Angels Garriga, the spokeswoman of Engels sponsor, the diet-control company Pronokal.

Engels had asthma as a youngster and doctors told him he should not participate in sports.

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