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Could You Run a Marathon a Week? (One Woman Is Doing It For Cancer Research)

Sports 2012/06/25 19:00:00
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Julie Weiss knows all too well how terrible and deadly cancer is. While she was never diagnosed with cancer, her father was. Tragically, it was pancreatic cancer that ended his life. Now the Santa Monica, California resident is making the ultimate pledge: run 52 marathons in 52 weeks. Why, you ask? To raise money for cancer research.

How does running fit in this story in the first place? Weiss' father passed away just one week before she qualified for the prestigious Boston Marathon. Yes, Weiss realizes 52 weeks equates to one whole calendar year. Yes, we're sure she also knows how hard on the body one marathon can be -- let alone 52. However, from the sound of things, there's definitely no stopping her from her goals.

Weiss, who is a member of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's TEAMHOPE, told KSDK.com "My goal is a million dollars....When people tell me I'm crazy or nuts, it means I'm on the right track and doing something good." So far, Weiss' official website marathongoddess.com has already raised over $100,000 towards her lofty and incredibly inspirational goal.


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  • Bob, the reasonable one 2012/06/26 06:26:15
    No
    Bob, the reasonable one
    I'm not in that kind of shape at all... :(
    I hope she stays healthy, it's a hell of a goal to accomplish...In my twenties I did a couple of marathons but they were spaced way apart...I can't imagine doing it weekly...I also did one triathalon each summer and the next day was devoted to sleeping and not getting out of bed...
  • Rubyking 2012/06/26 05:52:05
    Yes
    Rubyking
    simple
  • carrotcat 2012/06/26 05:38:13
    Yes
    carrotcat
    I believe I am in excellent condition. I am a pretty fast runner too, and I don't tire easily.
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/06/26 05:30:03
    Yes
    Your Favorite Nerd
    If I am in shape, I can run about 50-60 miles per week. I cannot run a complete marathon at once, but some runs are about the distance of a half marathon
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2012/06/26 05:00:09
    No
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    +3
    Yeah... after the first week....
    fainting GIF
  • Latti I... glass_b... 2012/06/27 03:31:57
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    lol
  • The One 2012/06/26 04:01:21
    No
    The One
    +1
    I might be able for those titties though!!!LOL
  • rkrkelly01 2012/06/26 03:44:24
    Yes
    rkrkelly01
    +1
    if you trained you could when people train to run a marathon they run almost one every other day so if you train for it it is definitely possible to run one a week
  • JCLadybug 2012/06/26 03:44:08
    Yes
    JCLadybug
    If I was in marathon shape and was committed to it (and no injuries) then, I think I could run a marathon a week for a year. Right now, I am barely in 5K shape and have tendentious in my left foot (hence the barely in 5K shape). I'll see a doctor....after my 5K in 2 weeks.
  • antlergirl21 2012/06/26 03:36:31
    No
    antlergirl21
    Not that I wouldn't love to or anything, I just don't think I'd be able to handle it.
  • Redneck 2012/06/26 03:35:04
    Yes
    Redneck
    Oh wait, I thought you said "run a marathon IN a week". I think I could finish in seven days.
  • harasnicole 2012/06/26 03:17:20
    No
    harasnicole
    I'm so out of shape I can't even run for five minutes.... anymore.
  • Michellyduh 2012/06/26 03:17:14
    No
    Michellyduh
    BUT I'D TRY ! :) For Cancer.
  • Raphy 2012/06/26 02:52:34
    No
    Raphy
    Whats the point. Your wearing out your knees with all that damn running. I think of easier ways for cancer research than running 52 in 52 weeks......
  • retrograve 2012/06/26 02:46:34
    No
    retrograve
    I couldn't run one for a life time. Good lady.
  • Flamingolady 2012/06/26 02:24:02
    No
    Flamingolady
    If I were physically able, maybe, but no, I would not run a marathon ever now.
  • Pookie 2012/06/26 02:10:30
  • Silent Bob 2012/06/26 02:07:05
    No
    Silent Bob
    +1
    But good for her!!!
  • butiful12324 2012/06/26 01:39:54
    No
    butiful12324
    heeeeeeell no! i mean im skinny but im NOT fit! lol
  • tobe 2012/06/26 01:27:19
    No
    tobe
    +1
    im asthmatic
  • Rob 2012/06/26 01:08:52 (edited)
    No
    Rob
    I could run perhaps one marathon. At the very end there should be a six foot deep hole for me to fall into after crossing the finish line cause I'll have just died. But YOU GO GIRL!!
  • JackoClubs 2012/06/26 01:07:38
    No
    JackoClubs
    .....way. it's great that she wants to do so, and inspiring.
    However, an ex-Marine from West Virginia, Jamie Summerlin, is running across America, 30-40 miles a day, for Wounded Warrior Project.

    http://runforwwp.com/

    That's a marathon a DAY.
    Beat that, lady.
  • joe mauro 2012/06/26 00:57:27
    No
    joe mauro
    +2
    but i could run a weak marathin
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/06/26 00:38:30
  • louisa 2012/06/26 00:34:39
    Yes
    louisa
    yea it would be possible, that's like 5 miles a day for 5 days a week..not bad.
  • Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2012/06/26 00:32:57
    No
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +2
    I only run when chased
  • Grizzle 2012/06/26 00:24:14
    No
    Grizzle
    I don't want to DRIVE 26 miles let alone run it.
  • Gregaj7 2012/06/25 23:56:53
    No
    Gregaj7
    Not even with a gun to my head.
  • Ally C. 2012/06/25 23:52:40
    Yes
    Ally C.
    I'm not sure I could, actually... Maybe one per month? I'd try, though
  • ChrisK1969 2012/06/25 23:46:14
  • mgbmere 2012/06/25 23:34:55
    No
    mgbmere
    There are other ways to earning money for cancer studies. It's great what she's doing, but me personally.... No.
  • Watts 2012/06/25 23:33:38
    No
    Watts
    that said, I would definitely have a go for a good cause, I have run a marathon, cycled down the UK, walked across the county, had my head shaved, I would have a go, I'm in training again as I'd like to complete another marathon or run the Great Northern Run.
  • Willski 2012/06/25 23:21:25
    No
    Willski
    a marathon a week? that's nothing compared to what Eddie Izzard did, without training...
    By no, i couldn't. I'm far from athletic.
  • Kibbles 2012/06/25 23:19:52
    No
    Kibbles
    NOt yet at least, I'm still trying to whip this body into better shape. I'm not tackling a marathon until I'm sure I can run the distance.
  • Jessica 2012/06/25 23:16:57
    No
    Jessica
    I'd be lucky to achieve my goal of completing a 5k in under 40 minutes for Cross Country xD ..I wish her the best on her own goal! I hope she makes it!
  • taitaFalcon23 2012/06/25 23:16:10
    No
    taitaFalcon23
    While I admire the endeavor, I'd get bored
  • Merna 2012/06/25 23:08:36
    No
    Merna
    I'm still *trying* to get in shape...
  • Jan Haskell 2012/06/25 22:59:06
    No
    Jan Haskell
    Wish I could ... it would probably take me a week to "run" one :)
  • MW121 2012/06/25 22:52:44
    Yes
    MW121
    I probably could since I love to run and I run everyday, but I don't think I would do a marathon everyweek.. Maybe one per month... That's great she's doing that...
  • volley15 2012/06/25 22:43:42
    No
    volley15
    +1
    I couldn't. I'm not a runner. Still I wish her the best of luck on her journey.

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