Today’s Badass: Runner To Trek 220 Miles Down New Jersey To Help Sandy Victims


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We’re pretty fond of the Jersey shore, as well as “Jersey Shore,” so we feel obligated to salute native son Ed Kloskowski’s mission to help New Jersey’s Hurricane Sandy recovery effort. Beginning on Friday, the 46-year-old Ironman will run 220.61 miles (not a typo) over four consecutive days (also not a typo) from the state’s most northwestern point to its most southeastern point near Cape May.

He’s hoping to raise more than $20,000 in pledges for ongoing relief work, which amounts to approximately $91 per mile.

It’s hard to wrap our heads around 70 miles of running per day for the better part of a week. If all the Guy Code bloggers relayed over that distance, it would take us two weeks, 50 energy bars, 165 liters of Gatorade, a few rolls of tape to prevent nipple chafing and an Al Pacino “Any Given Sunday”-like motivational speech. Man, that would suck. Go, Ed!

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It would take Brett Smiley (@brettsmiley) a lot longer to run 220 miles.