NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A high school principal ran 100 miles in a fundraising effort for his school in the Bronx.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, it wasn’t Forrest Gump, it was the principal of Cardinal Spellman High School.

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“He decided to run 100 miles continuously on the school track,” explained the school’s vice principal, Jennifer Rivera.

Rivera said principal Daniel O’Keefe ran almost non-stop for 24 hours.

“It took him 403.25 laps to complete 100 miles on the school track,” she said.

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O’Keefe is an accomplished ultra marathoner, so the distance wasn’t new to him.

This time, however, it was a fundraiser for school athletics and activities. One anonymous donor pitched in $100,000, Smith reported.

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