For a group of students and recent alumni of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), it is no mere daydream. At the end of 2004, they ran 2,730 miles from Coast to Coast in only 12 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes to celebrate the 175th anniversary of RIT.
Each runner ran for 2 miles at a time before handing off the baton to the next runner, only to receive the baton again 3 hours later. They ran non stop throughout the days and nights, right over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Ryan Pancoast and Kevin Turko, two of the runners that took part in the Coast to Coast relay, have put together a documentary about their adventure and posted it up at FloTrack. The documentary is 27 minutes long, and includes original video footage of the run as well as interviews with some of the participants mixed in with some great photographs taken throughout their journey across the country.
I really enjoyed watching the video. I hope that you can take a few minutes to live vicariously through their story and appreciate what a monumental task it was that they undertook.
Click here to watch the documentary over at FloTrack.
(Photo Credits: Matthew Lovis Hartman – Sports Photographer)
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