BARON, a 2.5 years old Jack Russell Terrier, and his owner Delon D. Tongga, a 35 year-old endurance runner want to set a Guinness World Record by running together the entire 200km distance from Manila to Lopez Quezon in a single journey. The challenge was set on Sept. 10-13, 2016 during which man and dog must finish in two days or within 48 hours, stopping only to eat, rest and sleep.
Delon believes Baron is one of the toughest dogs around.
“I'm sure we can do this because Baron and I are both endurance runners and we already survived a 160km run in mountainous roads. We want to exceed that distance and make it 200km. I know we can do it because of our constant training runs,” Delon told MetroPets.
“Baron will be alright throughout our run because I let him rest and I feed and give him drink constantly,” he added.
Although the application for the Guinness World Record is still pending as of press time, Delon said it would be a great honor to be recognized as the first human and dog to do a 200km run single journey.
The challenge that Delon and Baron set for themselves is only a part of the 2nd 342km Manila to Bicol Ultramarathon Endurance Run. Delon only applied for 200km distance for the Guinness World Record because after that Baron will take his rest.
“When we reach Kilometer 216 in Quezon, we will enter our hometown and then Baron will rest there while I continue to run an additional 142km to finish the event,” said Delon.
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