On October 1, 2000, Win ran his first marathon, in Portland, OR, almost as a lark just to see if he could do it. He then decided to run a marathon or ultra marathon in all 50 states and ultimately on each of the seven continents within the decade. That was accomplished in 2009 with the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2009 (running for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute) and with the Bush Capital Marathon in Canberra, Australia, on July 25, 2009. The most recent of his 76 marathons was the Marine Corps Marathon on October 31, 2010, in Virginia and DC. Encouraged by several, Win hopes to write an account someday of the adventures and challenges through which these marathons have taken him. Run Walk Method Many people have asked how I could run so many marathons in such a short amount of time and yet finish every one. I use the Jeff Galloway walk run method. I'm sure there are other methods. It happens to be the one I used. The advantages of this method are: a faster recovery time. After running a marathon I am back to my regular running routine within 2-3 days. The injury rate is lower because different muscles are used. Galloway's surveys showed 5% instead of 25% injury rate. One advantage I've never read about is mental and psychological. I never look at my watch and say I have an hour and a half left. Instead, I look at my watch and say I have a minute and a half left, till I can walk .
I have no financial interest in his method, people should choose what works for them. Basically, the idea is to run part of the distance and walk part of the distance, whether 3 miles , 6 miles, 13.1 miles or 26.2 miles , 31.2 miles or 50 miles. Personally, I usually run 5 minutes and walk 1 minute. How far an individual runs or walks depends their age, conditioning, length of race, and many other factors set out in the written material. Each person needs to figure out for themselves what works for them. It is not just for marathons. It could help someone get from three miles to six miles, for example.