No one will mistake Paul Gavriani for Eliud Kipchoge when it comes to competing in marathons.
Kipchoge is the Kenyan runner who broke the two-hour marathon barrier, coming in at 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40 seconds in Vienna last week. Gavriani admits that he does not run marathons for time achievements. The New York resident completes marathons in volume. Quantity is quality for him.
Gavriani, 52, is scheduled to complete his 100th marathon at the 36th annual Duke City Marathon on Sunday as part of his goal of running marathons in 50 states, 50 countries and seven continents. He is among many runners who are members of the 50 States Marathon Club entered in the 26.2-mile event, said Burt Trembly, a Duke City Marathon board member who has been affiliated with the marathon for 16 years.
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