MarathonManUK crosses the pond for Race Across USA super-marathon series
Rob Young, aka MarathonManUK, the man who set out to run at least one marathon a day for an entire year, has stepped-up up his extraordinary fundraising challenge - as he currently takes first place in Race Across USA. Rob set out to run 3,080 miles as he takes part in 140 official marathons spanning from Los Angeles across to Virginia - all to inspire and raise money for disadvantaged children.Currently in first place out of the core team of 8 international runners, Rob’s epic American journey will take four and a half months and will see him run the span of 12 states..
The truly remarkable challenge will finish in Washington DC with a race to the White House, where the team hope to meet with the First Lady herself. During Race Across USA, Rob will fly back to the UK just in time for the London Marathon, where he is set to break the world record for the most marathons run in one year – a jaw-dropping total of 367.Since the start of his challenge eight months ago, Rob has touched many people’s lives with his positivity and commitment to overcome the odds. His goals are clear: to inspire people, break world records and raise funds for the UK-based children’s charities that are close to his heart - Dreams Come True, NSPCC and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Donations can be made via www.marathonmanuk.com
From the outset, Rob has had a top team of marathon, triathlon and Olympic medical experts looking after him. All have found Rob’s powers of recovery to be astonishing and his Medical Director Dr Courtney Kipps has termed Rob 'a person of scientific interest'.