Apolo Anton Ohno Tackles The Marathon

November 4th, 2011

Competitor
By Cielestia Calbay
November 2011

Apolo Anton Ohno has never backed out of a challenge. Out of all the Subway-endorsed athletes challenged by Jared Fogle to run a marathon, he was the only one who stepped up to the start line.

The 29-year-old is best known for his record-breaking heroics on the ice in short track speed skating—he’s racked up eight Olympic medals, making him the most decorated American winter Olympian of all time. On Sunday, he’ll test the limits of his endurance in his 26.2-mile debut at the ING New York City Marathon. He hopes to finish in three hours and 30 minutes.

“I didn’t know what I was getting myself into and I still don’t know how long 26.2 miles is. But I‘ve always wanted to run a marathon and the training for it has given me the ability to take on a sport I’ve never done before,” said Ohno.

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