Prior Lake, MN, July 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- In July 2011, after completing his last trans-continental run, Steve Knowlton
decided to set his sights on breaking the Guinness World Record for crossing the US. Steve's training consists of running 20 to 30 miles a day and every so often putting in a very long run of 60 plus miles back to back.
Steve Knowlton is an accomplished Ultra-Marathoner who has already completed one Trans-Continental run in 2010/11. He has now been training to attempt breaking the World Record Run from San Francisco to New York which has not been broken in 32 years. Steve plans to run an average of 70 miles per day over 45 days to beat the record. There are 271 trans continental runs recorded since the late 1800's. Steve's last run listed him at #242 & a leader for distance & time for a solo/unsupported runner. He is prepared to begin the run on Sept. 1st, 2012.
Steve found his running inspiration when his dad ran the City of Lakes marathon when Steve was 12. Steve thought he should be able to do that, so he ran Grandmas Marathon in 1979 when he was 13 yrs old, the youngest one to finish that year. He credits his father for getting him into long distance running.
Steve has run 46 marathons and 7 ultra marathons. It was after running 70 miles during the FANS 24hr Run that he got the incentive to go for the World Record.
Steve was recently interviewed by Runner's World & will be in the September issue. He also has a reporter with Runner's World who is interested in reporting on his run.
Steve plans to continue Marathon & Ultra-Marathon races beyond the World Record Run & will be able to commit to continued sponsorship exposure.