EWU student plans to run 24 hours non-stop on treadmill for charity

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by OTHELLO RICHARDS & KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 1 at 9:28 AM

CHENEY, Wash. -- An Eastern Washington University student is training to run his way into the Guinness Book of World Records.  The Spokane man hopes to set the record for the number of miles run in a 24-hour period on a treadmill. 

On December 14th 28-year-old David Reese will get on a treadmill at the EWU rec center in the morning and not get off for 24 hours.  He plans on running nearly 7 miles per hour, which is about an 8.5 minutes per mile pace.  He will eat 300 calories an hour and drink on the run.

Reese hopes to break the world record of 161 miles run on a treadmill in 24 consecutive hours. 

Reese has completed ultramarathons in the past, but has never tried running for 24 hours on a treadmill before.

He says breaking the record is second to what he really wants, to raise money for a charity called “Partners in Health.”  Reese wants to raise at least $500 for the organization.

For information on how to donate, click here: act.pih.org/page/outreach/view/athleticchallenge/24

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