POUNDING THE PAVEMENT-CHASING FOX


This week was the annual Terry Fox run, an event that has taken place since the eighties, in memory of a Canadian icon. Terry Fox himself in the perseverance of being diagnosed with terminal cancer, ran across Canada to raise both awareness and money for cancer research.


From Terry Fox's Story: Canada’s eastern most city on the shore of the Atlantic, he’d run through six provinces and now was two-thirds of the way home. He’d run close to a marathon a day, for 143 days. No mean achievement for an able-bodied runner, an extraordinary feat for an amputee.

$700,000,000 Amount raised in Terry’s name for cancer research.

So as I get older it has become more challenging to do this 10km run, yet I never complain. I think about how Terry kept doing a full marathon each day on one leg and a prosthetic and it inspires me each time. This year I finished the 11.2 km circuit 52 minutes 43 seconds 4'40"/km pace, as was registered on my Samsung Gear 3 , which I was happy with. Yet the important thing was this annual event raised over $4000.

WITH EACH STEP
ANOTHER STEP CLOSER.

OF THE MILES
THREADING A TRAIL.

TO EACH CORNER
OF THIS COUNTRY WITH HOPE.

2 comments:

  1. Well done on your run! I haven't heard of this before so found it interesting.

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement! Terry Fox was a determined man.

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