U.S. Coast Guard rescues marathon runner

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CLEARWATER, FL - For one marathon runner, where the rubber meets the road is only the beginning of his race.  Reza Baluchi is running for world peace.  That's not a political office by the way.  He's taken his race by land and sea in an attempt to run through 198 countries.  On the water he moves inside an inflatable bubble, and keeps running.  Saturday, Reza's journey across the Atlantic ocean from Florida to Bermuda in his human-powered bubble left him in a wave of uncertainty.  The U.S. Coast Guard rescued him after spotting him about 70 nautical miles off the coast of Florida.  Exhausted and probably sea sick, Reza was taken to a Coast Guard air station in Clearwater, Florida for a medical evaluation.  He's expected to be fine.  The Coast Guard says they aren't sure how long Reza had been on the water.  After the rescue and some much needed rest, we'll find out if Reza plans to float the idea of continuing his journey.


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