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Don Muchow becomes the first to run from Disneyland to Disney World


Texas man becomes first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World



>> I DON’T HAVE AN IDEA. JOURNALIST: UNTIL HE HEARED the cheers, DON MUCHOW DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. >> THE SECURITY GUARD SAID: “ARE YOU THE RUNNER?” I THOUGHT, OH MY GOD. THIS IS THE ESCORT OFF DISNEY PROPERTY. REPORT IT TO RAN FROM DISNEY LAND, CALIFORNIA, TO DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA. AND GETTING A BIG WELCOME TO THE MAGIC REALM, HE FELT HIS SPIRIT HIGH. >> I LOVE YOU GUYS THIS IS THE BEST SURPRISE IN THE WORLD. REPORTER: HE IS 59, AN IRONMAN ATHLETE FROM TEXAS AND NEAR THE FINISH LINE OF A CROSS-COUNTRY RACE. IT PLANS TO START IN THE PACIFIC AND END IN THE ATLANTIC. STOPPING AT DISNEY PARKS, WAS A HAPPY ACCIDENT, BORN FROM A CONVERSATION WITH A CONFUSED FRIEND. >> HE SAID, SO I PARTICIPATE YOU RUN FROM DISNEYLAND TO DISNEY WORLD? AND I DIDN’T REALLY THINK OF THIS. REPORTER: AS A DISNEY FAN THINK, INCLUDING DISNEY WAS A BIG CUT, AND HE SAYS, THE PUSH IT TAKES TO FINISH THE LAST LEG. >> I AM JUST ON THE CLOUD SINCE THEN. JOURNALIST: HIS BIGGEST THINKING MOTIVATOR, THE REASON HE RUNS ABOUT 2,800 MILES ACROSS THE COUNTRY – HE WANTS TO SHOW HIS TYPE 1 DIABETES IS NOT HOLDING HIM. AND AFTER DECADES OF DISEASE DEFYI LIMITATIONS, HE WANTS TO PROVE OTHERS THAT THEY CAN, TOO. >> MAKE THIS CHOICE, RATHER THAN THE CHOICE OF FEAR. JOURNALIST: AND AFTER SEEING ALL THE TOURS, A RUN ACROSS AMERICA MUST OFFER – >> I START HIKING THIS WAVE OF HOPE TO THE SHORE. JOURNALIST: HE IS INTEREST PLANNING TO TAKE THIS TO END HIS TRIP. MATT LUP

Texas man becomes first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World

A man from Texas has just completed a race between two Disney parks on either side of the country. Don Muchow, 59, is the first person to run from Disneyland in California to Disney World in Florida. The Ironman athlete from Texas finishes with an even bigger goal, to end the journey by running to the Atlantic Ocean off the Space Coast. Muchow expects to reach his destination on Wednesday afternoon. WESH 2’s Matt Lupoli caught up with Muchow en route during his sprint to the finish. See his full story in the video player above.

A man from Texas has just finished a race between the two Disney parks on either side of the country.

Don Muchow, 59, is the first person to run from Disneyland in California to Disney World in Florida.

The Texas Ironman athlete ends with an even bigger goal, ending the trip by running to the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of space.

Muchow expects to reach his destination on Wednesday afternoon.

WESH 2’s Matt Lupoli caught up with Muchow en route during his sprint to the finish. See his full story in the video player above.

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