Weary of icy roads and sub-zero temperatures, runners around the country have been turning to the treadmill this winter. But one man, 23-year-old Tyler Andrews, took his treadmill running a little more seriously.
On Saturday, he set a new world record for the treadmill half marathon, running the 13.1-mile race in 1:07:18, nearly 11 seconds faster than a Scottish long distance runner named Andrew Lemoncello.
The record was set at Boston’s Marathon Sports store in front of a crowd that included running fans, as well as curious shoppers.
Andrews dedicated his run to Strive Trips, an organization he co-owns that brings American students to Peru and Kenya to work on community development.
Here & Now’s Karyn Miller-Medzon was at the record-setting event and brought us this report.
- Karyn Miller-Medzon, avid runner and frequent producer for Here & Now.