LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- For most marathon runners, the race isn't about getting first place or even coming close. It's a race against yourself, beating your own odds, achieving your own goals. That is a race one runner has been winning his entire life.
On a chilly March morning in downtown Little Rock, thousands stand shoulder to shoulder ready for one of the most challenging marathons in the country.
"I've done seven marathons, full marathons but 20 Ironmans so yeah, I really love this endurance stuff," says Jeff Glasbrenner.
For him, it's just another early morning run, he's done them all on one leg.
"I lost my leg when I was eight years old. The doctors told me that I couldn't do sports so they placed limits on me and so now, I'm proving them wrong. I'm doing whatever I want to do," says Glasbrenner.
But today's race isn't about winning. In fact, it never really is. Today, he's running to raise money for Access Schools, a non-profit organization specializing in special needs children and adults.
"We're doing "Access Your Inner Warrior", a fundraiser for my daughter's school. We raised 25,000 so that's pretty cool," says Glasbrenner.
For Glasbrenner, running 26.2 miles is about the challenge, beating his own time, running his own race and when he crosses the finish line four hours later, it's proof anything is possible.
"Whatever it is you like to do, go ahead and do it. Don't let other people place limits on you. If you believe it in here and in here, then you can get to any finish line. It doesn't have to be in sports but it can be any challenge," says Glasbrenner.
Glasbrenner plans to run in the Boston Marathon next month as well as compete in five more triathlons by the end of the year. He is also an author and motivational speaker. He travels across the country sharing his story and encouraging others to meet their own challenges.