Man Commits To Running On Treadmill Upon Start Of Pittsburgh Marathon

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local man may be exhausted before he even begins this Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon.

That’s because Wayne Kurtz of Wexford is running on a treadmill for the 48 hours leading up to the start of the marathon.

“It’s going to be grim,” Kurtz says. “We’ll just get through it. I’ve done a lot of long things before. We’ll survive.”

It’s all to raise money for Running for Laptops, a local charity which provides laptops to needy students.

Kurtz is running on a treadmill at the Pittsburgh Marathon expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center until Sunday morning at 6:30a.m. Immediately following, he’ll dash over to start the marathon at 7 a.m.

Last minute tips before the marathon:

He says running the marathon at that point will be a struggle, but he says he’ll get it done.

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