Rudy Man Part Of Support Team For Record-Breaking Runner

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RUDY (KFSM) -- A man from Rudy was part of a support team that helped a runner set a record for running from the west coast to the east coast.

Pete Kostelnick, 29, of Lincoln, Nebraska left San Francisco's City Hall on Sept. 12 and ran east for 3,067 miles. He arrived in New York City 42 days later on Oct. 24. The previous record of 46 days was set back in 1980, according to Guinness World Records.

To complete the run, Kostelnick ran an average of more than 72 miles each day. According to a press release, he started each day between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. along with members of his support team.

One of the men on his support team was Chuck Dale of Rudy. Dale spoke with 5NEWS Meteorologist Joe Pennington, who is also an avid runner, about helping Kostelnick shatter the world record.