A Massachusetts man has completed a world-sized achievement, a feat that took him 32 years to accomplish.Brad Hathaway, of Mattapoisett, has walked 3 miles every day since his doctor told him to more than three decades ago.”He told me that, for my health, I better start walking,” Hathaway said. “I had heart problems. I had diabetes. I had other health problems.”During Saturday’s daily walk around town, the 88-year-old had logged 24,901 miles — which is the equivalent of circling the globe at the equator.”I found out a few weeks ago from a fellow walker that if I went from pole-to-pole, I could save 20 miles,” Hathaway said.He walked the final mile with friends and family, who joined him to celebrate the accomplishment.”I hope more people will get out and be active,” Hathaway said. “I hear a lot of people now, when they get to this stage in life, they kind of give up. But I’m not going to give up, I’m going to keep walking. I’m going to keep walking as long as I can. When my time comes, that’s when I’ll stop.”Hathaway grew up in Mattapoisett and helped start the Mattapoisett Land Trust in 1974. To this day, the trust has bought up almost 1,000 acres of land to keep it from being developed.”It’s so important because rural areas in many of our communities around here are no longer strictly rural,” he said.Hathaway has started a GoFundMe page for the Mattapoisett Land Trust to secure even more of the land he walks by every day.

A Massachusetts man has completed a world-sized achievement, a feat that took him 32 years to accomplish.

Brad Hathaway, of Mattapoisett, has walked 3 miles every day since his doctor told him to more than three decades ago.

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“He told me that, for my health, I better start walking,” Hathaway said. “I had heart problems. I had diabetes. I had other health problems.”

During Saturday’s daily walk around town, the 88-year-old had logged 24,901 miles — which is the equivalent of circling the globe at the equator.

“I found out a few weeks ago from a fellow walker that if I went from pole-to-pole, I could save 20 miles,” Hathaway said.

He walked the final mile with friends and family, who joined him to celebrate the accomplishment.

“I hope more people will get out and be active,” Hathaway said. “I hear a lot of people now, when they get to this stage in life, they kind of give up. But I’m not going to give up, I’m going to keep walking. I’m going to keep walking as long as I can. When my time comes, that’s when I’ll stop.”

Hathaway grew up in Mattapoisett and helped start the Mattapoisett Land Trust in 1974. To this day, the trust has bought up almost 1,000 acres of land to keep it from being developed.

“It’s so important because rural areas in many of our communities around here are no longer strictly rural,” he said.

Hathaway has started a GoFundMe page for the Mattapoisett Land Trust to secure even more of the land he walks by every day.

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