Upon Reaching Midground With More Than My Legs
North Park Track, Chicago, IL
Performed annually on July 9
To coincide with his 40th birthday, Igloria ran his 40th marathon* at a local running track. The distance covered 105 laps, just slightly over the distance of a full marathon (26 miles, 385 yards). The event began in the early evening at the North Park Track, a facility open to the public where soccer players, walkers, and other runners were free to occupy the recreational facility. Friends and fellow runners joined him for parts of the distance, creating an event that became a collaborative effort.
Read an article on the event here.
The modified performance now occurs annually at the same track, with the artist running the number of miles of his current age. In 2015, the distance run was 164 laps, or 41 miles. In 2016, the goal will be to run 42 miles on his 42nd birthday, and so on every year. There is no time limit set to complete the goal.
*Unofficial--38 marathons were officialy sanctioned and timed races. His 39th was also a self-organized run from his home in Chicago to his workplace in Lake Forest.