Header Ads





Amish Man Runs Marathon In Traditional Slacks And Suspenders

All eyes were on an Amish man who ran a recent marathon with an unusual racing attire.

Twenty-two-year-old Leroy Stolzfus finished the 26.2-mile Harrisburg Marathon on Nov. 8 in just over three hours and five minutes, all while wearing his community's traditional clothing, Pennlive.com reported (http://bit.ly/1NHihb1).

In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, Leroy Stolzfus, of Gordonville runs in the 2015 Harrisburg Marathon in Harrisburg, Pa. The Pennsylvania man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at the Harrisburg Marathon, not because of his speed, but because of his unusual racing attire. Stolzfus finished the 26.2-mile race in just over three hours and five minutes — all while wearing his community's traditional clothing. (Daniel Zampogna /PennLive.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, Leroy Stolzfus, of Gordonville runs in the 2015 Harrisburg Marathon in Harrisburg, Pa. The Pennsylvania man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at the Harrisburg Marathon, not because of his speed, but because of his unusual racing attire. Stolzfus finished the 26.2-mile race in just over three hours and five minutes — all while wearing his community's traditional clothing. (Daniel Zampogna /PennLive.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Stolzfus said he's used to running in slacks and suspenders, and he believes he would have run closer to a three-hour marathon if he hadn't started out so fast.

"I was feeling good, but I kind of almost crashed at mile 15," Stolzfus said.

His clothes were not a factor, the Gordonville resident insists, and he did wear sneakers.

"I had no pain whatsoever," Stolzfus said. "It was more mental anguish than in my legs. You have to train yourself not to think about it. It will just slow you down. I was once told by someone that it's 20 percent training and 80 percent mental. I do believe that."

Stolzfus, who finished under a minute short of a Boston Marathon qualifying time for his age group, said he turns to running whenever he's tempted to sin.

After getting "involved with some stuff" he said shouldn't have, Stolzfus was introduced to running by his brother-in-law.

Unlike most runners, Stolzfus doesn't run every day. But he makes a point to get in at least 20 miles a week.

"It's a natural talent, but I do a lot more training than I used to," Stolzfus said.

The future is uncertain for Stolzfus, but he said he is interested in running an ultramarathon and of course attempting to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Copyright © Search Zimbabwe. All rights reserved. Distributed by Africa Metro Global Media (www.searchzima.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, Click Here.

Search Zimbabwe publishes around multiple reports a day from more than 40 news organizations and over 100 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which Search Zimbabwe does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify Search Zimbabwe as the publisher are produced or commissioned by Search Zimbabwe. To address comments or complaints, Please Contact Us

No comments

Powered by Blogger.