Valley man running length of 16 marathons in 16 days; already completed one of his goals

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- A Valley man is running the length of 16 marathons over 16 days.

FOX first reported on Lee Perreira on March 20. Perriera says he was inspired by his favorite talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to spread love and kindness. So he planned to run from Phoenix all the way to Ellen's studio in Burbank, Calif. in hopes to be featured on her show as well as to raise $1,000,000 in the process for four non-profits.

Now, Perreira has already completed one of his goals. FOX 10's John Hook and Kari Lake spoke with him, over the phone, to learn more about his quest.