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BigLaw Partner Sets World Record By Running 105th Marathon in a Year

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Not content to rest on his laurels as a BigLaw partner, Larry Macon has also been ambitious on another front.

“When the San Antonio litigator crossed the finish line of the Dallas White Rock Marathon last Sunday, he marked his 105th marathon this year and qualified for the Guinness Book of World Records,” reports the Tex Parte Blog.

The soon-to-be 64-year-old partner of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld says finding a way to run so many marathons was harder logistically than physically.

A self-described “marathon maniac,” he first put on his running shoes at age 49, as the big 5-0 loomed. He has run a total of 413 of the 26.2-mile races in the past five years, reports the San Antonio Express.

While many men focus on other fancies as a milestone year with a zero in it approaches, “I couldn’t find a convertible or a blonde,” jokes Macon, who is married to another lawyer.

Macon became inspired to run so many races in 2008, the newspaper says, when he learned that the record for one year then listed by the Guinness Book of World Records was 99.

While he’s now planning to take a bit of a breather, he expects to be back on track early next year at the Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson on Jan. 3, according to Tex Parte.

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