Most marathons run in one year: Larry Macon breaks Guinness world record SAN ANTONIO, TX, USA -- 68-year-old San Antonio attorney Larry Macon broke the Guinness world record for most marathons completed in a year, when he finished his 157th marathon of the year at the Texas Savage Seven Marathon in San Antonio, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Larry Macon at the finish line of the Texas Savage Seven Marathon in San Antonio on Dec. 31—his 157th marathon for 2012.(enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the most marathons completed in one year by a male was 114 by Traviss Willcox (UK) between 1 January and 31 December 2011.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most marathons run on consecutive days: 52 - achieved by Akinori Kusuda (Japan) on the Besshonuma Park Jogging Course, Saitama, Japan, from 30 January to 22 March 2009.
At 26.2 miles per race, Macon logged more than 4,100 miles in 2012. He's now broken his own world record for the last four consecutive years.
He does it all while working full-time as an attorney in San Antonio, traveling to do multiple marathons on the weekends.
Macon wears out 13 pairs of shoes per year, and he's even held conference calls while running. Astonishingly, he's never been injured.