Wakefield Man Runs in His 32nd Grandma's Marathon, 200th Overall

Ryan Juntti
Updated: June 22, 2019 10:27 PM

A 64-year-old Michigan man ran in his 32nd Grandma's Marathon on Saturday, and his 200th marathon overall.

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James Engel of Wakefield says he has had many reasons to break his streak, including heart and knee surgeries, but he's perseverered throughout. 

On Saturday, he said he wanted to take in the moment as he ran.

"I am going to just really try to take it easy, interact with the runners along the way, run nice and slow, so my knees don't ache too much and just try to enjoy more of the scenery than I have in the previous 31 marathons, and just try to have some fun," Engel said before the race.

Engel says he is thinking of running seven more marathons to make it to the 1000 mile club for the belt buckle.


Ryan Juntti

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