Bend ultrarunner Mario Mendoza Jr. set a new world record for running a 50K on a treadmill.
The decorated runner made the attempt at Madras High School where he works as an assistant track coach and works with youth in the community.
Mendoza finished the 31 miles in 2:59:03, smashing the old record by 46 seconds.
This is the inspiring story behind Mendoza and the record attempt.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom tells the story.