MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Gary Allen has made running his life. His passion for the sport has motivated the Maine man to achieve the 11th ranking in the world for the longest streak of running a marathon under three hours.

And even though Gary has run all over the globe, he still thinks there is no better place to hit the pavement then Mount Desert Island. Instead of telling people that, he decided to show them by hosting his own marathon. Hear Gary's story in his own words in this week's Everyday Athlete.

The 12th Annual MDI Marathon is this Sunday, and Gary says almost 1500 people have registered. Online registration is closed, but limited registration space is still available at the Bar Harbor Race Expo Friday and Saturday. To find out how you can be a part of this year's event, visit the race website:

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