It's safe to say that running a marathon isn't for everyone.
Months of hardcore training and endurance are the key to successfully running a marathon, and many push themselves to beyond their own limits to achieve the peak of fitness.
This is why many usually opt out of taking part in a marathon (including myself), but there are the other counterparts who are intrigued to see how far their fitness can take them.
But how far is too far? One mom decided to bring her 3 children along with her, but instead of standing by and cheering her along, she had them in their stroller and pushed it through the entire marathon. Keep scrolling to learn of this super mom's incredible strength and ability...
Running a marathon takes a tonne of determination and endurance.Which is exactly why a lot of people tend to say a big fat "no" to taking part in a marathon.
But for many, running a marathon is on the bucket list.No matter what fitness level a person is at, running a marathon is something anybody can do if they put their mind to it and apply the correct training.
Marathons have been happening for years...In fact, the first-ever marathon was a foot race in the first Olympic games back in 776 B.C. Of course, marathons have developed massively since then, and they are held regularly all around the world.
Hundreds of marathons are ran in the United States.The Missoula Marathon is a non-profit organization and holds sporting events yearly with over 1,500 runners and walkers signed up to its membership. It is known for its scenic path and the beautiful areas that runners get the chance to pass through.
This marathon isn't for the faint-hearted...The Missoula Marathon traditionally stands at 26.2 miles and also consists of a 5K half marathon that is designed for children or beginners in the world of running. I'm out of breath just thinking about it...
The ultimate challenge...According to HalfMarathon.net, the Missoula Marathon gives runners the chance to run a "high-elevation race through the city nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, at an elevation of 3,200 feet above sea level."
But this doesn't stop hundreds of people taking it on every year.The Missoula Marathon even has its regulars, with many returning every year to try and beat their personal best times.
Meet Cynthia Arnold...Alongside being a regular at the Missoula Marathon and being a total fitness goddess, the thirty-five-year-old is a mom to 3 children - 6-year-old daughter Marguerite, 4-year-old son Simon, and twenty-one-month-old daughter Asha.
Cynthia isn't your regular mom...As a lot of moms would usually do when running a marathon, they would leave their children with a relative or a friend while they boss out the grueling treck that marathons such as the Missoula one contain. But Cynthia had other ideas...
She brought the kids along for the ride.
via: Runners WorldArmed with a monstrous-looking triple stroller, Cynthia strapped up the kids and simply head off into the marathon to complete it in a staggering 3 hours and eleven minutes.