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Dad sets Guinness record pushing quintuplets in half-marathon

March 25 (UPI) -- A runner in a California half-marathon set a Guinness World Record when he completed the race in 2 hours and 19 minutes -- while pushing his quintuplets in a stroller.

Chad Kempel ran the half marathon at the Oakland Marathon in Oakland on Sunday while pushing a stroller containing his five 4-year-old children.

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"They were saying, 'Run faster dad!' and I'm just dying sweating and I'm like, 'I don't even know if I can go any farther,'" Kempel recalled to KIVI-TV. "I had forgotten how heavy it could be, especially when we're going up a hill, even if it's barely a hill at all, I'm basically full-on holding the whole thing up."

Kempel finished his 13.1-mile run in 2 hours and 19 minutes, beating the goal of 2 hours and 30 minutes set by Guinness World Records.

"I'm the first person doing it, but when you're the first person to set a record, Guinness gives you a certain cut off and they gave me a cut-off of 2 hours and 30 minutes," Kempel said.

Kempel previously set Guinness World Records for running a 10k race and a full marathon while pushing the five children.

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Kempel said he believes he is finished trying to set Guinness World Records, but he is planning to run more races in the future -- and he hopes his children will run alongside him.

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