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Couple ran a marathon every day of 2013

Published On: Jan 03 2014 10:20:01 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 03 2014 11:29:22 AM CST
Janette Murray-Wakelin, Alan Murray

Facebook/Running Raw around Australia 2013

A couple in their 60s ran a marathon every single day in 2013.

Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, finished their 365th consecutive marathon on Dec. 31 in Melbourne, Australia as their family and friends cheered them on. Then on Jan. 1, they ran their 366th consecutive marathon, which they say is a world record, but that has not yet been confirmed.

The couple, who maintain a raw, plant-based, vegan lifestyle, completed all the marathons to raise awareness and money for various charities, such as the Animals Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee. According to their website, the main reason they ran the marathons was to "Inspire and motivate conscious lifestyle choices, to promote kindness and compassion for all living beings and to raise environmental awareness for a sustainable future."

They also wrote, "We are healthier, more physically fit and have unlimited energy at beyond 60 years of age than in our earlier years."