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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There will be a lot of unique stories among tomorrow's marathoners. One of the runners is trying to accomplish something very few people have ever done.

53-year-old Gary Allen ran his first sub-three-hour marathon in the 1970s. He accomplished the feat again in the 80s, 90's, and two-thousands.

Saturday, he hopes to run a marathon in less than three hours in his fifth decade. This will also be the Maine native's 60th marathon.

His secret to success? Determination with a little bit of luck.

"It's probably luck and I was probably born with some genes that keep me going, but I'm also a real persistent and stubborn runner," said Gary Allen.

Allen plans to take on another decade of sub-three-hour marathons when he's in his 60s.

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