Aiden Jaquez

(Left) Montgomery's Aiden Jaquez received athletic wear and a gift certificate from Adidas at the Montgomery Village Board meeting on Monday night. (Right) Montgomery Trustee Denny Lee presented Jaquez with the goodies, as well as a plaque. Jaquez and his grandmother, Kathleen Taylor, were both honored. ( photo by Tyler Bachman)

A Montgomery boy, who holds the record for the youngest to run half marathons in all 50 states, received several goodies and praise at Monday night's Montgomery Village Board meeting.

The board honored Aiden Jaquez and his grandmother, who ran the half marathons together, with Aiden completing the feat at the age of 11 and beginning at the young age of 6.

Jaquez spoke with WSPY's Tyler Bachman.

Jaquez joked, saying he does like school, where he attends Thompson Jr. High in Oswego SD308. As a sixth grader, he says he now plans to focus on training for baseball and football.  

As WSPY previously reported, Jaquez told CNN in an interview that he began running because he wanted to have shiny medals like the ones his grandmother, Kathleen Taylor had.

It was Taylor's interest in running that got Jaquez started.

Village Trustee Denny Lee presented plaques to both Taylor and Jaquez on Monday night. Jaquez also received Adidas athletic gear and a $200 gift certificate.

Jaquez' goal was to break the record for the youngest person to run half marathons in all 50 states. The record is recognized by the Fifty States Half Marathon Club.

In other items, the board tabled joining a bike sharing program for more discussion. Montgomery Village President Matt Brolley was absent from Monday night's meeting.