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- NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson announced that he’ll be running the Boston Marathon this year.
- It may well probably be his first marathon, though he’s bustle distances from 5Ks to 1/2 marathons beforehand.
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is taking a step off the racetrack and on to the marathon path this April.
On Tuesday, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Sequence champion announced his plans to bustle this year’s Boston Marathon. It may well probably be his first time taking on 26.2, in accordance with a statement from his sponsor, Gatorade Endurance.
The marathon, which is able to purchase place on April 15, comes factual two days after the Toyota Homeowners 400 on the Richmond Raceway.
At the moment, Johnson is hitting about 70 miles a week, and plans to withstand about A hundred before the roam—which he hopes to enact underneath three hours, in accordance with Carrying Files.
Johnson, love many NASCAR athletes, is rarely any stranger to endurance sports. An avid bike owner, he continually competes in Ironman triathlons, and furthermore runs for coaching, too. Most not too prolonged in the past, he performed the Daytona Seaside Half Marathon in 1:33, one week before the Daytona 500 this weekend. He performed this roam for the first time aid in 2013.
The NASCAR account has traditionally bustle for his foundation, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, which furthermore hosts a 5K bustle to elevate money for funding K-12 public education. In 2016, Johnson took on fellow NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth in the root’s 5K.
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And Johnson isn’t the one NASCAR athlete who pushes his endurance in numerous sports. Driver Jamie McMurray, who incorporates biking into his coaching, has furthermore long gone the marathon route, too.