On Saturday December 31st 2011, San Antonio trial lawyer R. Laurence Macon celebrated his 67th birthday. He also celebrated the completion of his 113rd marathon — of the year.
"It's a great birthday day," Macon told Reuters after finishing the New Year's Double Marathon in Allen, Texas.
The feat is a record-breaking one. The current world record for most marathons run in a single year is 106, set by South Korea's IM Chae Ho in 2009 and matched by Macon last year.
"If Larry did complete the 113 marathons and sends in required documentation for our records management team to review, he will have broken the current record," wrote Sara Wilcox, a Guinness public relations and marketing assistant, in an email to Reuters.
Macon didn't start running until he was 49. While he makes no attempt to break speed records — his fastest race was four hours, 45 minutes —he has been known to run seven marathons in a week, even holding conference calls on the run.
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