Inspired by 91 year old Mike Fremont's resolve and the challenge he issued for the 2013 Half-Marathon, we're now opening up this new and motivating section of the website. Watch for more challenges coming in the future, but for now check out Mike's Challenge below.
Two of our 2013 expo speakers, Dr. Robert Kroeger and Mike Fremont, have collaborated to issue a unique challenge. Fremont, who already holds multiple single-age world and American records, will attempt an age group World Record in the Monumental Half Marathon. Kroeger is the founder of LifeNuts, a community based health solution. Together they are challenging sedentary adults to test themselves against a 91 year old at the 2013 IMM on Saturday, November 2.
Of the challenge they are issuing, Dr. Kroeger says, "With five months to prepare for Mike's challenge - June through October - most overweight people could successfully complete this half-marathon."
Mike starts his blog Monday, June 3. If you want to follow all of his training progress, including tips and insights visit Life Nuts Blog.
As a word of encouragement, Mike adds, "I am excited about running the Indianapolis race and I encourage anyone to try to beat me. I promise to go slow."
ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW INTERESTED IN ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE OF RACING MIKE IN YOUR FIRST HALF MARATHON AND BLOGGING ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY TO THE 2013 MONUMENTAL?
If so, we would love to help share your story. Please email our Community Outreach Manager, Casey Collins, at Casey.Collins@monumentalmarathon.com
TALE OF THE TAPE
How do Mike's competitors match up?
CHALLENGER #1 - OTTO SCHLATTER
FROM THE LIFENUT'S BLOG
June 6, 2013
2 : 24 Half
FROM OTTO'S BLOG
Consult a physician before beginning any exercise regimen. To schedule an appointment, please visit the St. Francis Sports Medicine website, or call (317) 781-1133. Additionally, beginners should also visit a local running store for a shoe fitting and to find group walks/runs. In Indianapolis visit The Runners Forum or call them at (317) 844-1558.