Buffalo man runs every street in the city

Posted at 7:51 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 09:27:47-04

Training for a marathon is no easy task. For most people, it's a goal they build up to for months, but for one man, this year's Buffalo marathon is going to be the end of a journey.

7 Eyewitness News reporter Katie Morse shows us how he's Seizing the Possible, and finding beauty all across the Queen City.

Jim Cielencki has been taking in everything Buffalo has to offer in his daily runs. And that's no exaggeration. Cielencki is running the entire city, finishing the last 26.2 miles the day of the Buffalo Marathon.

The challenge began by chance.

"I started from my house. I live on the West Side, and just kind of picked a route," he said. "Sometimes you get stuck in routes, in modes, and you go one way all the time, and you're like, 'What else is out there?'"

And Cielencki says the best way to see what's out there is to run by it. As he runs, he stops to take pictures along the way of things that catch his attention.

"You don't get this all the time," he said. "And there's so many details. So many interesting little things if you actually just go look for them."

Cielencki is documenting his runs on his Instagram page - you can follow him on his account "milebymilebflo".

His journey ends Memorial Day weekend.