Mom pushes triplets in stroller for half-marathon, possible world record

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Monday, October 31, 2016
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Suzy Goodwin in a race in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A North Carolina mother of four children may have set a Guinness World Record after racing a half-marathon while pushing her 14-month-old triplets in a stroller.

Suzy Goodwin, 35, ran the North Carolina Halloween Half Marathon in Fayetteville on Sunday in 2 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds, according to race results.

During the race she stopped to change a diaper around Mile 7 and kept her babies happy with pacifiers, crackers and entertainment.

Goodwin's official race time has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records. If it is approved, she will set the world record in a new category: completing a half-marathon with a triple stroller.

For Goodwin, an Army wife and also the mother of a 3-year-old son, it was a difficult time last year after having the three babies. Her newborns had to spend their first two months in the NICU before being able to go home.

She said the race was a tribute to God and the staff at the hospital.

"It was the most proud I've ever been to run," Goodwin told ABC News. "It's always great to pass the men and hear them mutter under their breath, 'The mom with three babies just passed me.'"

Goodwin said she has run 50 marathons in 42 states since she started running 15 years ago. After finding that the triplets enjoyed being in the stroller while she ran, she raced to a first place female finish in a 5K in May and then was inspired to set a world record.

Watch the full report from ABC11's Morgan Norwood in the video player above.