Los Angeles Man to Run Boston Marathon Backwards


As if running a marathon wasn't hard enough, a Los Angeles man is training to run the Boston Marathon backwards!

Loren Zitomerksy is planning to run his eighth marathon backwards in memory of his late brother.

“Brian passed away before I was born, in 1977.

He went into status epilepticus, which is nonstop seizures, in his sleep."

Since Brian's death, Loren's family sought to raise money for the Epilepsy foundation.

When he was 12, Loren raised money through a long-distance bike ride to San Francisco. 

Besides raising awareness, Loren says he's also planning to break the 2004 record for the fastest backward marathon run.

On race day, he’ll have a spotter right next to him to serve as his eyes while he runs backwards.


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