A 60-year-old New Zealand man has finished the run of his life, crossing America in 51 days and securing a world masters record for his age group.

After leaving the steps of New York City Hall on September 1, Perry Newburn ran 3106 miles (5000 km) to Los Angeles and finished in 51 days, 16 hours and 40 minutes.

With his epic run the Feilding man wanted to inspire older athletes and raise money for charity. He collected around $8,000 for two children’s charities, for which he is still accepting donations, here.

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Photo by telmo32 (CC license) – Story tip from Adam Corke


  1. Well I don’t think any of us can any longer say, “I’m just getting too old” 🙂 On a more serious note, this inspires me to become more physically active and keep up my so-far good health.

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