A North Carolina mother may have set a Guinness world record by pushing her 14-month-old triplets in a stroller for the entirety of a half marathon race on Sunday — and she did it all in the name of God and the hospital that cared for her babies when they were born.
It took Suzy Goodwin, 35, a little over two hours to complete the 13.1-mile race, but she had considerably more baggage in tow than the average racer, ABC News reported.
Goodwin sent her official race time for the North Carolina Halloween Half Marathon to the Guinness Book of World Records, and if approved, she’ll set a world record in a brand new category: completing a half marathon with a triple stroller.
Suzy Goodwin went to East Rowan HS. Says she will have snacks, toys and diapers packed for the race pic.twitter.com/JogadTSZKb
— Dan Yesenosky (@WCNCDanY) October 27, 2016
In addition to her record-setting goals, Goodwin also ran the race to support the nurses and doctors of the neonatal intensive care unit at Cape Fear Valley Health, where the triplets spent the first 10 weeks of theirs lives.
“This is the biggest way I know to say thank you and honor the work God did through the NICU nurses and doctors,” she said.
Throughout the race, Goodwin posted video updates to Facebook, letting family and friends in on her progress in real time.
Goodwin has run 50 marathons in 42 states since she began running 15 years ago. Once she discovered that her triplets enjoy being in the stroller while she runs, she was inspired to set a world record.
“A triple stroller record is just obscure enough,” she said. “There are people I’m sure who will come along and break it, but in the spirit of camaraderie, I hope they do.”
Suzy Goodwin, mother of triplets is out to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest woman to run a marathon with a triple stroller. pic.twitter.com/RdOCEeJNIN
— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) October 30, 2016
Despite attempting an incredible feat, Goodwin didn’t push her mommy duties aside. She even stopped to change a diaper around Mile 7 of the race. She was also armed with pacifiers, crackers and entertainment to keep her babies content.
“It was the most proud I’ve ever been to run,” she said. “It’s always great to pass the men and hear them mutter under their breath, ‘The mom with three babies just passed me.’”
Goodwin is also the mother to a 3-year-old son. Her husband is an Army captain stationed at Ft. Bragg.