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'Obsessive' lawyer can't stop running

69-year-old's record marathon schedule takes him anywhere, at any cost

Updated: January 15, 2014, 2:44 PM ET
By Doug Williams | Special to ESPN.com

It all started with a lie.

Larry Macon was sitting in a coffee shop in San Antonio with some of his fellow trial lawyers one Monday afternoon in 1996 when they started swapping tales of their weekend exploits. Some bragged about their golf games. Others about swimming or biking long distances.

When the conversation swung around to Macon, he chose fiction.

"They said, 'Larry, what did you do?' " he recalls. "Well the truth is, Larry didn't do anything. He worked all weekend. ...

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