Last year I wrote a book about a 13 year-old kid who, for all sorts of personal reasons, runs 100 miles.
It was a complete and utter work of fiction. No part of that book actually happened.
But as you know, truth is often stranger than fiction. And this is one of those times.
See that crazy runner? His name is Garrett Bobowski. He’s 8 years old. And as you can see, he’s got textbook running form.
He’s also got amazing endurance. See, this young athlete from Johnstown, N.Y. is that close to having run 100 miles in 100 school days.
It’s a goal he set for himself back in September. He’s run 95 miles so far, with just 5 left to go. He’s got exactly one week to finish the job. The 100th day of school is February 25th.
So why is Garrett doing this crazy thing? To raise money to help kids who are fighting leukemia and lymphoma.
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