JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jason Langston has been running for a decade and training hard all year for the biggest challenge in his life: a triathlon every state.
Motivation for the world record attempt is his dog, Maggie, which he rescued six years ago. Langston is on the road to raise awareness to stop animal abuse and the need for bet adoptions.
"She (Maggie) was going to be put down," said Langston who stepped in the make sure that did not happen.
His race begins this Saturday in Mandarin at the YMCA with a 2.4 mile swim followed by 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. Then Langston says he is off to Atlanta to do it all over again.
"Excited? Yes, and a little nervous," said Langston who plans to wrap up his last triathlon in Hawaii on October 13.
"I am going to double up in some states when I hit Rhode Island and Delaware...try to do one back to back that way I can pick up some extra days, " said Langston on his plan to criss cross the country.
Langston's effort can be tracked on Facebook.com/ToHelpThem
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