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Ultrarunners Complete 900-Mile Running Trip from Chicago to NYC

By Justin Breen | November 1, 2015 9:28am | Updated on November 1, 2015 2:42pm

Alex Ramsey (l.) and Patrick Sweeney ran from Chicago to New York City in 20 days. [All photos/Patrick Sweeney]

CHICAGO — They made it.

Patrick Sweeney and Alex Ramsey completed a 900-mile, 20 day running venture from Chicago to New York City in time for Sunday's NYC Marathon. And they both finished the NYC 26.2-mile event, Sweeney in about 2:57 and Ramsey in about 3:10.

The veteran ultrarunners began their trip on Oct. 11 by running the Chicago Marathon — then they kept running to Beverly Shores, Indiana, that day — and arrived in the Big Apple on Friday.

"A journey of peace and perseverance," Sweeney said Saturday. "What a trip this has been."

They were running for the "Walk for Peace" charity, which seeks to stop violence in Kenya and raise money for a "Peace School."

Check out photos of their trip from the Windy City to NYC:

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