Running long distances is hard. Many of us have tried it, and some of us (me) are babies about pain, and just whine the whole time. Running marathons is even harder. But for some reason David Babcock wants to add another challenge on to the pile; He wants to break a record for longest scarf knitted while running a marathon. The current record was actually set at 6 feet, 8 inches in April, and now Babcock is training to break it. For that, he has to knit something longer, while finishing a marathon in less than 6 hours. And from the look of the first-person video he posted, he's doing a pretty good job.
He says that right now, he is able to run at a 10 MPH-pace, while knitting at such a rate that he could beat the current record. He actually claims that the two activities, when put together, makes running less painful, and both less monotonous. Maybe he's onto something, but then again, I'd do a little seated-knitting before starting anything too serious.
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