Man Completes 26 Marathons In 26 Days


He did it to help the impoverished.

Jayson Black isn’t your typical occasional marathoner. The 28-year-old has managed to pull off an incredible running feat:  completing running 26.2 miles in as many days–and for a good cause, too.

Black, who is an IT consultant, decided to take on the challenge to raise money for the Three Square Food Bank of Southern Nevada.

“My hopes are that people will see and hear about this epic mission and open their eyes a little bit,” he told CNN on his eighth day. “Las Vegas isn’t all about the sparkling lights and big hotels and casinos. In the shadows and down the alleys that surround the Strip, people are hungry.”

From this feat, Black hopes to draw attention to those who don’t have enough to eat on a daily basis.

“You drive around any city in the United States, and there’s always someone somewhere holding a sign or digging through a garbage can for something to eat,” he said.

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