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WORLD RUNNER: City Veterans Marathon hosts record-holder

November 11, 2013

Nishi

COLUMBIA CITY— A man who ran in the Veterans Marathon this past Saturday has done something many have dreamed of doing — traveled to all seven continents.

Hajime Nishi, 64, of Japan, has done that feat to an even greater degree. Nishi has run a marathon on all seven continents.

The native of Kyoto, Japan, began running marathons in the 1990s. In 1997, he stepped into the Guiness Book of World Records.

Nishi ran seven marathons on seven continents in a record amount of time — slightly less than seven months.

In his life, he has run approximately more than 17,000 miles, more than two-thirds of the circumference of the planet.

During the 1990s, Nishi, according to his blog, began to develop his philosophy, dubbed Ecomarathon.

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