At 72, West Plains runner sets out to complete 2 marathons in 6 days
Marty Szigety hopes to clinch yet another marathon medal—his 18th—on Sunday when he competes in the Big Sur International Marathon along the rugged coastline of California.
There's a runner from West Plains, Missouri who's attempting a major physical feat: completing two competitive marathons in a week's time. Marty Szigety completed the first of those two races—the iconic Boston Marathon—on Monday. What's even more impressive is he didn't even start running marathons until he was in his late 50s.
KSMU's Jennifer Moore reached him by phone in Monterey, California, where he's resting those legs ahead of another epic run, the Big Sur International Marathon.
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