Man on Epic 18000-Mile Run Approaches Mid-Point

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Tom Denniss stops in New Jersey, approaching the halfway point of his 18000-mile, 700-day marathon.

Running just one marathon is a significant milestone for most people.

One runner, 51-year-old Tom Denniss from Australia has set out to cover 18000 miles. The journey would entail 700 marathons in 700 days. He recently made a brief stop in New Jersey, before heading to New York City and then New England. Denniss has already covered most of the United States and New Zealand in his marathon thus far, running approximately 30 miles per day.

He states “I’m a little bit homesick, but I’m approaching the halfway mark. I’m just starting to get a sense of that ‘being over the hump feeling’ coming through.”

Denniss’s website keeps viewers updated throughout the entire run. So far, he has run more than 8000 miles. It all began on December 31, 2011 at the Sydney Opera House. When the trip is completed, Denniss will have run through every continent with the exception of Antarctica.

His expected finish date is September 25th, 2013 and he's raising money for Oxfam as part of the endeavor.

Do you think you can run for 18,000 miles?

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