Guinness World Record holder, 78, will spend 100 days running marathons across the US

Courtesy of Stan Cottrell via The Amazing Friendship Run 2021
Courtesy of Stan Cottrell via The Amazing Friendship Run 2021 Photo credit Courtesy of Stan Cottrell via The Amazing Friendship Run 2021
By , KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

A 78-year-old Guinness World Record holder will spend 100 days running back-to-back marathons across the country – and his journey starts tomorrow in Los Angeles.

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For Stan Cottrell, the Amazing Friendship Run is about inspiring people to get moving and create connections along the way.

"This will be the third time to run across the United States. This run will be 100 days and I will be doing 30 miles a day," he says. "There is something magical and wonderful that takes place when we play together and it almost reminds me of those playful times when we were elementary school students and they had recess and we all played together. It makes such good sense."

It’s a message he’s been putting out into the world for years having run through more than 40 different countries covering some 266,000 miles. At the age of 78, this will be his third trek across America.

His upcoming run is also a fundraiser for a number of charities including Feed the Children and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Cottrell set a Guinness World Record for running across the United States in just 48 days.

His journey will begin at Pan Pacific Park tomorrow.

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