Portland, Maine cop runs half marathon in uniform thanks to social media

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Much like the video above, you need to prep before a big run. Stretch, replenish, get enough sleep.

One Maine police officer certainly got his workout this past weekend.

Starting as a joke, Portland Police Department's Facebook page posted that if a certain post got 500 'likes' then Officer Brent Abbott would have to run 13.1 miles in his uniform on Saturday.

Brent is officially registered for the Old Port Half Marathon. He made the mistake of commenting to me that if he got...

Posted by Portland Maine Police Department on Friday, July 10, 2015


According to NBCLA, the manager of the police department's Facebook page said, the "joke became reality" and Abbott took it in stride and joined the race in his full uniform. Talk about commitment!

Check out some of the posts from the Portland Police Department's Facebook page below.

When a joke becomes reality...20 minutes before race time and Brent is about to pay the piper. Wish him luck everyone...

Posted by Portland Maine Police Department on Saturday, July 11, 2015




Brent chugging along at steady pace...for the greater good.

Posted by Portland Maine Police Department on Saturday, July 11, 2015




I think it would be safe to say congrats are in order!

Much like Officer Brent Abbot, the interns during the SCOTUS decision also got a workout. Check out the 'running of the interns' as students run to get the word out about SCOTUS!

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Portland, Maine cop runs half marathon in uniform thanks to social media
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