Pennsylvania Amish man runs marathon in traditional clothes

    A Pennsylvania man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at the Harrisburg Marathon, not because of his speed, but because of his unusual racing attire. reports 22-year-old Leroy Stolzfus, who is Amish, finished the 26.2-mile race on Nov. 8 in just over three hours and five minutes — all while wearing his community’s traditional clothing.

    Stolzfus says he’s used to running in slacks and suspenders, and he believes he would’ve run closer to a three-hour marathon if he hadn’t started out so fast. His clothes were not a factor, the Gordonville resident insists, and he did wear sneakers.

    Stolzfus, who finished less than a minute away from a Boston Marathon qualifying time for his age group, says he turns to running whenever he’s tempted to sin.

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