BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-It’s hard to stay awake for 24 hours straight…but can you imagine running for 24 hours straight?
The Hot Rods 24 hour ultra run is this weekend…and only the most dedicated runners and walkers are braving to try it!
“With 24 hours, there’s no time limit so I’ll go as far as I can go,” said ultra marathoner Al Emma.
From Pennsylvania, Al is driving 702 miles across the country for the race…
“I’ve done a marathon in every state and every Canadian province,” said Al.
He’s 82 years old…but he’s not letting his age slow him down. He’s trying to complete the most ultra marathons of anyone over the age of 80 years old.
“I’m 82. I’ve had a great life and I’m having more fun than I ever had in my life,” said Al.
He’s already done 23 ultra marathons this year.
Source: 82-year-old competing in Hot Rods 24-hour ultra run – WNKY News 40 Television