A family on the run

The Kapral siblings surround their mother, Dorothy, following the Fox Cities Marathon. (CNS/The Compass)

The Kapral siblings surround their mother, Dorothy, following the Fox Cities Marathon. (CNS/The Compass)

Talk about a family on the run.

All 16 siblings of the Kapral family of Oshkosh, Wis. ran in the Community First Fox Cities Marathon in nearby Appleton Sept. 20. Not only did they run in the popular annual event, but each one of them completed the 26.2 mile trek in less than six hours.

It’s the largest group of brothers and sisters to ever accomplish such a feat within eight hours, earning the Kaprals — all graduates of Lourdes High School in Oshkosh — a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Compass, newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., recently profiled the family’s accomplishment.

Interestingly, The Compass reported, the Kaprals were not the first Oshkosh family to be recognized by the Guinness book for accomplishing the same feat. Thirteen siblings of the Weisse family, also graduates of Lourdes, held the record for a month in 2007 until an Irish family running in the Dublin Marathon in Ireland surpassed them.

What’s in the water up there?

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