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Man runs marathon in flip flops

Oct. 18, 2012 at 1:55 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A man who completed the Baltimore Marathon in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 58 seconds in flip flops said he will seek to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

Keith Levasseur said he was ecstatic to complete all 26.2 miles of Saturday's race under his goal of three hours, and he is planning to see if his feat qualifies for the Guinness Book of World Records, Boston.com reported Thursday.

"I knew it was all about maintaining a very efficient and balanced stride," Levasseur told Runner's World. "There were times when my feet and ankles would get tired from maintaining a more rigid stride than I might otherwise have and I would start landing more on the outside of the my foot and cause my heel to slip off the sandal. It only happened a few times and when it did, it would refocus my concentration on my stride and posture."

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