Friday, June 22, 2007

A Stroll in Times Square

NEW YORK -- Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes will attempt to break the world record by running more than 153.76 miles in 24 hours on a treadmill in Times Square.

He'll start running at midnight Thursday and be suspended between two billboards. One billboard will run live video for viewers, along with a clock and mileage counter.

Karnazes plans to raise $1 million for the Athletes for a Cure Foundation, with the money going to prostate cancer research.

"I'm doing this event to help raise awareness for prostate cancer, which affects one in six men," he said. "I represent two organizations, the Athletes for a Cure Foundation and Accelerade, which is a new protein-enhanced sports drink. They are helping me achieve this goal by raising awareness for the disease and to hopefully find a cure in my lifetime."

His next goal is to run 4,200 miles across North America in the spring.

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