Ask anyone who knows Robbie Balenger and they'll tell you he's the real deal - determined, modest, supportive, and relentless in the pursuit of his own betterment. On his most recent birthday, friends sent well wishes through the internet to "the king of endurance" - a fitting title for a man who once ran across the entire continental United States in 75 days, more impressive when you know he's only been running for the last 7 years. When Robbie dreamed up his summer endurance challenge, it wasn't even the first demanding athletic feat he would attempt this year alone. As part of our Feats Of Strength Series, Robbie crushed the Central Park Loop record for - running 16 loops of Central Park (about 100 miles) during the park's open hours. That's a full 5 more loops than the previous record holder.
How do you out-challenge yourself when you're a person who has completed seven ultramarathons in four months?