Last Friday, January 16th, a dozen runners set off on a 3,080-mile marathon that will take them approximately 4.5 months to complete. No one will be surprised to learn that the starting point for this extreme endeavor is California. The end point is Maryland.

What is surprising is the age range of the 9 men and 3 women participants, which ranges from 29-74 years old. Also interesting to note is the fact that two people are running barefoot, two in sandals and two are wearing kilts. One of the kilt-wearers, Rob Young, is in especially good shape for the 18-week marathon as he has spent the last 8 months running more than one marathon a day. (A marathon is 26.2 miles or 42 km).
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