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Missoula firefighter goes for Guinness world record

Firefighter Andy Drobeck is going for a Guinness World Record on Sat., June 17 in Missoula.

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Missoula Mile this Saturday could be record-breaking -- at least that's the hope of one firefighter.

The mile-long run aims to help raise awareness about prostate cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prostate cancer is the most common and the second-leading cause of death among men.

Click here for more information on the Missoula Mile.

Firefighter Andy Drobeck said he not only wants to run for a great cause, but will also attempt to break the world record for running a mile in full firefighting gear.

That current record sits at 6 minutes, 43 seconds.

The 5,280-foot race is meant for the "average Joe."

"You don't have to be a runner, necessarily, to do it," Drobeck said. "Anyone can kind of go out and run a mile, and that's what they really want to do is create an event that a lot of people can participate in."

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