There’s a great article today on Boston.com about Hassan Haydar, a runner from Quincy who is set to run his 26th marathon on the Boston course over a span of 26 weeks. He started the streak with this year’s scorching Boston Marathon in April. Every Sunday since then, he’s been out on the Hopkinton to Boston route.
And why is he running 26 marathon courses in 26 weeks, and urging everyone else to join him for as much of the route as they can?
“It makes you realize that nothing is impossible,” he said.
Make sure to check the full article out here. Here’s a picture of Hassan at the 2011 Quincy Half Marathon (bib #3). He finished 44th overall with a time of 1:29:41 (that’s 6:51 pace) – and won the 60+ age group by over 10 minutes!
Hassan was also featured in our post-race video from Quincy.
Inspired to get out the door yet? His last 26.2 mile run in the 26 for 26 quest is this Sunday, October 7th. If you want to learn more about his journey or want to join him for part of the route, check out Hassan’s website, 26for26.
26.2 too long for you right now? We’ve got some suggestions for races in October. Check ’em out!