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Striders Go For World Record in 5k

8:00 AM, Dec 7, 2010   |    comments
Striders Go For Record
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JACKSONVILLE, fla. -- They're at it again.  Last year the Florida Striders set a world record in the 100 x 10k relay, and this year they're going for a second, in the 100 x 5k.

The attempt will take place at the Bishop Snyder High School on the Dan Brown Track Friday and Saturday.  In addition to the prestige of breaking another world record, the Striders are once again raising money for local women with breast cancer with every mile.

"Our fundraising condtinues to go well," said organizer Mike Marino.

"We have raised over $3800 to date and pledged donations have our goal of $5000 within reach."

Marino says if everyone does his or her part, the Striders should break the record by more than two hours.  The only real challenge left is having enough witnesses. The attempt goes on continuously once it starts and there must be two witnesses at all times to verify the times.

"The requirement for witnesses is that they not be a Strider, that they not be an immediate family member (spouses, parents, siblings, and they must be 18 years of age or older," Marino said.

If you are interested in being a witness for the world record attempt, please contact Regina Sooey regina.sooey@gmail.com

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