Tims, 63 Marathons in 63 days

Posted: December 16, 2007 in inspiring stories, marathon, New York Marathon, running

Finishing a marathon lives you feeling like that...finished. Tim Borland ran 63 marathons in 63 days. On Sept. 3 2007, Tim Borland set out on a cross-country tour. But this was no ordinary tour. Borland started in California, 63 days later, November 4, he finished New York Marathon in 3:29:42. Running world magazine was at New York and did a video to capture this heroic moment.

Raising money

WAHOOOO! that was the roar of all sufferers of ataxia-telangiectasia, a disease that combines the worst symptoms of cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, cancer and immune deficiencies. Tim was running to raise $2 million to help find a cure for the disease.

Conquering killer Chicago

Enroute to New York Tim also ran the killer Chicago Marathon, remember the race that had to be called off after the heat became unbearable and one runner died. His Chicago marathon time, 4 hrs 16 mins.

The A-T cure team covered the the whole tour on video on their website.

At first I thought Tim, was no ordinary guy but I checked for more information I discovered he is an ordinary guy who showed us 63 marathons "YOU CAN DO IT"

He is 31 years, married with two kids, before this incredible tour he was a personal trainer in Carlifornia.

I find it hard training for one marathon in October, So how did he plan for 63 marathons in 63 days?

The following are some of his answers in an interview with USAtoday

On Physical Training

Running 15 miles a day


He ate high-quality, good-sized meals, which included oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, salmon, chicken, fruits and vegetables.


This is a runners ultimate gear, 10 pairs of Asics Gel Nimbus, broken-in prior to the Tour, running three or four times in each pair.

63 marathon is no joke but Tim reminds us  "Everything is a learning process," . "If you don't put yourself out there, you're not going to learn. This was a risk, but there's such a reward. Because of my faith, my confidence in the people around me and my relationship with Stacy Sims,(his personal coach), I believe God will provide for my needs and allow me to be successful."

Touch a childs life by Supporting the fundraising of A-T Cure, by visiting their website


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