On April 14th, 2018 Loren will be running all 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon Backwards and attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon run backwards.
His brother Brian passed away from Epilepsy at the age of seven. He runs backwards in Brian's memory to better the lives and individuals and families affected by epilepsy and to end epilepsy. Him and his dad have been raising money and awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation for individuals and families affected by this. They have been participating in long distance bicycle rides, triathlons, and marathons.
Over the last 20 years, they have raised over $250,000 for people living with epilepsy.
He qualified for the Boston Marathon by running a previous marathon in 3 hours and 14 seconds. Loren promised himself that if he qualified for the Boston Marathon, he would attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon run backwards which currently is ( 3 hours, 43 minutes, 39 seconds).
To follow his journey up to the Boston Marathon, click here!
Join The Sunday Journal, this Sunday at 6:30 a.m. with Kari Steele as she sits down with Loren Zitomersky to discuss more about his plan to end epilepsy, how he's been training and how you can help support!
For more information or to support Loren's goal to ending epilepsy, click here!