Missoula firefighter goes for Guinness world record
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."