by Jessie Macdonald
Terry Fox’s generosity and perseverance to raise money for cancer research was nothing short of extraordinary. When Terry began the Marathon of Hope 38 years ago, he ran approximately a marathon every single day. He achieved this with a prosthetic leg not designed for running, and wore a simple cotton T-shirt, fleece shorts, socks, and a pair of shoes.
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by Ed Wagner
At this year’s Marathon of Hope Celebration in Edmonton, Laura Weir ran her 50th marathon. The full marathon distance of 42.2 kilometres is a long road for anyone, but Laura’s journey was particularly challenging after experiencing life-threatening injuries in a car accident 23 years ago. After six weeks in a coma and a year in a wheelchair, Laura had to re-learn how to walk and speak. During her rehabilitation, she set a goal to run a marathon, and now she has completed 50 of them. Continue reading “Laura’s 50th Marathon”
by Allan Cabral
Over 2,700 runners and walkers participated in the 2017 BMO Okanagan Marathon. David Eikelboom from Whitehorse, Yukon finished first in the men’s marathon with a time of 2:34:27, and Kelowna’s Claire Young won the women’s marathon in a time of 3:06:12. Continue reading “Okanagan Marathon”