Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen may have put his name at the top of the list for most physically fit coach in the SEC.
The Bulldogs coach finished the 26.2-mile-long Boston Marathon in four hours, 28 minutes and 35 seconds. He averaged 10 minutes and 15 seconds per mile.
Mullen was the 21,655th runner to cross the finish line, and ranked 1,781st within his age group (40-44). He ran in the marathon to raise money for his charity foundation after training for months in between his football obligations.
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Not bad for a 43-year-old running in his first ever marathon.
The Mississippi State coach was able to raise over $40,000 for the Mullen 36 Family Foundation, which helps youth in Mississippi with arts, scholarships, athletics and healthcare, according to a report from The Clarion Ledger’s Michael Bonner.
“God’s put me in an opportunity where we can do things like this to help other people,” Mullen said. “Anytime you can help young people achieve goals and dreams in life, you should be obligated in life to do it.”