Powering Mito Awareness

Calgarian Blaine Penny sets new Guiness World Record.

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Powering Mito Awareness
Calgarian Blaine Penny sets Guiness World Record at 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Photo: MitoCanada

As of October 21, 2018, Blaine Penny is officially the fastest man to run a marathon dressed as a battery, a record set while Powering a Cure for Mitochondrial Disease (Mito).

Mitochondria are the ‘batteries of our cells’ and are responsible for producing more than 90% of the energy we need to sustain life. For people with Mito, it’s as though they have low battery power, which affects the bodies’ energy systems.

Penny ran 2:59:58 at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

 

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