Lehi man runs a marathon a month while pushing children in stroller

in Kids/Local Roundup/sports

Quality time with his children — that’s what 37-year-old Lehi resident, Ben Hooley, wanted for his birthday.

So, after 37 miles, 3,071 feet of elevation gain and 7 hours, 14 minutes, 55 seconds, he got what he was looking for and a little more.

Hooley loves to run and he loves his children. When his 37th birthday approached, he decided he wanted to run 37 miles to commemorate the milestone. When his two youngest kids, Gehrig, 5, and Emma, 3, expressed a desire to join him, Hooley said he just couldn’t say no.

“I’ve taken my kids on long runs in the stroller for a long time, now, and they love it,” Hooley said. “When my planned birthday run came close, the weather was looking good, and I felt really good, so I figured bringing the kids along would make it better.”
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