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Florida man runs half-marathon every day for two years

Mika Shevit, a 48-year-old real estate agent, has completed over 730 consecutive half marathons

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In a lesson to his kids about hard work, one Miami dad, Mika Shevit, has run the half-marathon distance every single day for two years (730 days).

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Photo: Mika Shevit/Strava

In the last two years, the 48-year-old has logged nearly 10,000 miles, which is equivalent to running from the shore of the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean four times. For each run, Shevit routinely sticks to the same pace, completing the distance in around two hours.

Shevit is a creature of habit. Every morning he gets up before dawn to complete his half-marathon run at 4 a.m., trekking through neighbourhoods and along sandy Miami Beach trails. “No matter the day, week or month, I am a man on a mission,” said Shevit to the Why We Marathon podcast. “Nothing stops me from wanting to run–absolutely nothing.”

He began the challenge on April 1, 2021, to get in shape and prove to his kids that hard work can take you far. He documents all his runs on his Strava and Instagram, posting post-run selfies and recaps on both platforms.

“When you’re lacing up every day, recovery time is limited,” adds Shevit. “The main reason I’ve been able to do this is because I don’t overthink it (running). It’s like brushing your teeth.”

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Shevit at the 2023 Miami 305 Half Marathon

Shevit did not begin running until he was in his 40s. He previously attempted this challenge twice, but had to stop at day 75 (both times) due to shin splints. “The third time was the charm,” he said. “Since my runs are about endurance and not speed, I haven’t had any recovery issues. I prehab my daily running with three to four strength workouts a week.”

“I like to keep things simple,” said Shevit. “My goal is to inspire others. If I can help someone do that, it’s all that matters to me.”

When he started the challenge, his goal was to achieve 100 consecutive days. Now, he has reached 732 days and counting, chasing his ultimate goal of 1,000 consecutive half-marathons, which he is scheduled to complete on Dec. 6, 2023.

You can follow his journey on his Strava or Instagram

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