Runner completes marathon … in Amish garb?!
Leroy Stolzfus, 22, of Gordonville, Pa., finished the Harrisburg Marathon Nov. 8 in three hours, 5 minutes and 45 seconds, according to Pennlive.com.
Stolzfus ran the whole 26.2 miles in slacks, a long-sleeve, buttoned-down shirt and suspenders, per his Amish traditions.
Stolzfus thinks he could have run closer to a three-hour marathon had he not gone out too fast in the race.
"I was feeling good, but I kind of almost crashed at mile 15," he said.
Crossing the finish line, "I had no pain whatsoever. It was more mental anguish than in my legs. You have to train yourself not to think about it. It will just slow you down. I was once told by someone that it’s 20-percent training and 80-percent mental. I do believe that," he said.
"It was a good race," he added.
"I’ll get there," he said. "I just got to train a little harder, learn how to not go out too quickly and negative split more," he said.