Ultra-Marathoner To Make PMC History

By Lisa Hughes, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) — When 39 year-old Adam Scully-Power takes off running from Babson College in Wellesley, he’ll be making Pan-Mass Challenge history.

No one has ever RUN the Wellesley-to-Provincetown course which is, traditionally, covered by thousands of cyclists.

“I’ve been told I’m crazy more times than I’d like to admit in the past few weeks since people found out what I’m doing, “ Adam told WBZ’s Lisa Hughes, who’s riding the PMC again this year.

“I tell people, ‘Crazy for a good cause.’ The PMC is a great cause.”

A year ago, Scully-Power says he couldn’t run two miles without stopping. He was 50-pounds heavier.

The father of four (who works for Boston-based Columbia Management) knew he wanted to get in shape.

He changed his diet and started running.

In December, he met up with a friend who suggested they run an ultra-marathon together. In the span of two months, Scully-Power got in shape to run 110-miles! Since then, he’s run a second 100-mile race. The 163-mile run from Wellesley to Provincetown will be his longest run ever.

Scully-Power plans to start at sunrise on Friday morning (August 2) and run to Mass Maritime Academy in Bourne. His longest break will be about ten minutes.

He will run straight through the night into Saturday and hopes to arrive in Provincetown “sometime before midnight on Saturday.” He says he will sleep for a few hours and then head to the Provincetown Inn to cheer on the cyclists who are crossing the finish line on Sunday morning.

Link to video: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/08/01/ultra-marathoner-to-make-pmc-history/