Time to get your butt kicked by a world-class butt-kicker
Last Updated: 253 days ago
CLEVELAND - Every once in a while we need someone to give us a little motivation, and there's no better day to get a little push, then "National Kick Butt Day."
Connie Gardner holds the American record for the most miles run (149 miles) in 24 hours. The 48-year-old finished second in 24-Hour World Championships in Poland this year, leading the American women's team to a gold medal. But for Gardner, it wasn't easy.
"It’s taken me a long time to be able to do this,” she said.
That persistence makes Connie the perfect poster child for "Kick Butt Day." But, could she out run The List reporter, Mike Brookbank, who ran a the Detroit Marathon in 2009?
The List decided to put her to the test, and not surprising, Gardner had no problems kicking Mike's butt. But she also helped get his rear in gear, giving him the goal of running marathon no. 2, next year.
You can help give Mike motivation on his facebook page.
As for what motivates her, Gardner says, "you have to be determined, you have to be persistent. Maybe you have to be stubborn.”
OTHER CLEVELAND NEWS:
The new Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art is officially open to the public. The hexagonal building sits in the uptown district, and makes our list of cool places to check out.
Inside, there is 44 percent more space than the previous location. In the main gallery, you'll find the inaugural exhibition, which looks at how contemporary art engages with architecture and space. MOCA opens Wednesday, October 10 from 11-5 p.m.
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