MAP MY RUN—If you think you’re having trouble lacing up for a run today, imagine how KP Kelly is feeling right now. By his 77th consecutive marathon, when MapMyRun spoke to him, the 37-year-old, Ohio-native had lost all but two toenails — one of which was digging into his skin causing a painful infection. Built like a basketball player at 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds, Kelly only moves at one speed these days: a forward shuffle. Still he continues to hit the streets daily for one insane, self-imposed reason: to complete 100 marathons in 100 days for 100 charities.
On March 19, Kelly’s three-month, 2,620-mile journey from ocean-to-ocean, which started in Los Angeles on December 10, wraps up in Daytona Beach, Florida. Day 100, however won’t just be another 26.2-miler for this ultra-marathoner. Kelly has plans for an epic finish, which he reveals below, along with how and why he got here, what he has learned along the way, and what’s next.