5-year-old sets running record - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

5-year-old sets running record

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

A 5-year-old New Jersey boy has become a record holder after running his first half-marathon.

Anthony Evan Russo ran the Trenton Half Marathon in 2:22:25. That was about 40 minutes faster than the record time for a 5-year-old in a 13.1 mile race.

He started running at the age of four and his mother is his training partner.

Olivia Russo says, "I'd much rather him out running than sitting by the TV eating junk food."

After they started hitting the five mile mark for distances she decided to make sure the activity was not harming him.

The young Russo was cleared to do long runs by his regular pediatrician, who said as long as his training is in increments, it is totally healthy.

A sports podiatrist also says the long distances are OK for the young boy but said the boy should not participate in a full marathon.

Mom says that's fine with her since she would have to do the run with him.

Russo also wrestles and plays football.

As for what he thinks about while he's running, Russo says, "finishing."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:47:23 GMT
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
    The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.
  • Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:36:50 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
    Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
  • NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 teens

    NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 children

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:25:35 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
    A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices