Kenosha boy to defend half-marathon world record in Green Bay

CREATED May 15, 2014

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A kid from Kenosha is a world record holder. He’s not only the fastest runner in his family. He’s the fastest runner in his entire age group.

Fourth grader Noah Bliss loves to run. Earlier this month, he set a world record for his age group. He ran a half marathon of 13.1 miles in 1 hour, 37 minutes and 15 seconds.

“For us, as a family, as a whole, just to watch him, the pride you feel.. it was really amazing," expresses his mom Monica Bliss.

Noah has been running for almost three years. He gets a lot of his energy from the crowd.

"I just like it when they encourage me, because it makes me go faster," explains Noah.

Despite all his success, Noah says he simply runs for fun. He’s not so much focused on records, as he is about helping others. This past winter, he raced, and raised almost $1,250 to help kids with cancer.

"I like raising money for organizations. I like to set goals and try to meet them," says Noah.

His next race is the Cellcom Green Bay half marathon at Lambeau Field on Sunday. As usual, he's not feeling the pressure from his recent world record headlines.

"He said, no, I really want to go out there and do my best and have fun doing it," adds Monica.