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Runner completes 2,018 miles in 2018

Strangers come out to run with Pfitzer and support his goal

The runner who made a New Year’s resolution to run 2,018 miles in 2018 completed his goal Saturday.

Jeff Pfitzer ran the last few miles at Arnold City Park Saturday morning. Several family members and friends came out to cheer him on.

A group of people, including his 70-year-old dad, ran with him. Some runners said they didn’t even know Pfitzer but saw his story on Today in St. Louis and wanted to support him.

“Runners support runners. I was really proud to just be here and watch him achieve a goal. Hopefully it inspired other people to do that and I think it has,” said Julie Drew, who doesn’t know Pfitzer.

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His friends made special 2018 in 2018 cookies and even gave him a medal after he crossed the finish line.

“The original design was to inspire, to motivate people, and to see all of these people who came out on a cold, cold day has been really cool,” said Pfitzer.

As for 2019, Pfitzer said he wants to do 40,000 push-ups, 40,000 sit-ups, and 20,000 pull-ups.