Running for a cause: 11-year-old runs across the country for type 1 diabetes

Noah Barnes, 11, is bicycling across the country for the cause of curing type 1 diabetes/Perry Smith (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- An 11-year-old boy is running across the United States for a cause.

Noah Barnes has been running across the country - with his father bicycling behind him - for the cause of curing type 1 diabetes and made a stop in Macon on Tuesday.

Barnes was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was just 16 months old and has lived with having to take insulin shots for most of his life.

He set a world record for being the youngest person since 1909 to cross the country by running with his father.

Barnes said that many people just couldn't believe that he was able to do this.

"They were just in awe. They didn't know what to ask me and others just had a bunch of questions," he said.

He started out in Santa Monica, CA on December 16 2017 and will end his journey at Tybee Island on Saturday.

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