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October 12, 2016
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
A Selinsgrove man’s running streak has reached 800 straight days!
Beginning in the summer of 2014, Selinsgrove resident Matthew Lysiak has run five miles a day outside, beginning from his house on Orange Street to the Isle of Que and then back every day. He says he doesn’t run isn’t to stay in shape, but that as a way to get out his energy.
“I have a lot of energy if I don’t get it out i can’t sleep at night’’ lysiak told the OSN.
Lysiak added that while the winter of 2014 was tough, getting through the winter of 2015 was a breeze. He said usually who runs between 3:30 am and 7:30 am every day, and has no plans on stopping. (Full disclosure, Lysiak is the father of the OSN publisher)
According to the USRSA, which monitors running streaks, Lysiak’s would qualify as the 557 longest active streak in America. But Lysiak would have a long way to go to reach first. The longest streak is listed at 47 years!
Lysiak says he has no plans on stopping — ever.
“I’m going to run until my feet fall off,” said Lysiak.