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(off topic)- Is this possible?

Old 08-20-06, 07:27 PM
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(off topic)- Is this possible?

Can you believe this guy. Now that is an impressive accomplishment.


http://www.endurance50.com/
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Old 08-20-06, 07:35 PM
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guess we'll find out pretty soon!
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Actually, he didnt achieve anything yet.

But this guy sure did! SOme of you may be old enough to recall Terry Fox, an amputee who ran a Marathon a day for 143 consecutive days, in order to raise money.

He never made it to his goal, but he was a true hero. They made a TV movie about it.

Here is a link:

http://www.terryfoxrun.org/english/m...efault.asp?s=1
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Terry Fox is the very definition of perseverence and hope. It is a shame that most of us Yanks don't know anything about him. I lived in Toronto for 2 years and he is (rightly) considered a national hero.
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This guy had the 50 idea first and ran his last one yesterday. He went to my college, is a great guy, and yes, it's real.
www.50in50in50.com
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Originally Posted by not2fast
Actually, he didnt achieve anything yet.

But this guy sure did! SOme of you may be old enough to recall Terry Fox, an amputee who ran a Marathon a day for 143 consecutive days, in order to raise money.

He never made it to his goal, but he was a true hero. They made a TV movie about it.

Here is a link:

http://www.terryfoxrun.org/english/m...efault.asp?s=1
Thanks for posting that link.
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On days where I feel too tired to ride, I just think of things like this and it gets me motivated.
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Terry Fox, Awesome, the other guys are like ******* compared to what he did, and he only had one leg
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Yea up here Terry is considered a national hero. Every year there are 'Terry Fox' runs all over the country to raise money for cancer research, cool stuff.

Also Dean Karnazes is a pretty tough SoB. He's ran a few races that few here would consider cycling, heh.
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Originally Posted by not2fast
Actually, he didnt achieve anything yet.

But this guy sure did! SOme of you may be old enough to recall Terry Fox, an amputee who ran a Marathon a day for 143 consecutive days, in order to raise money.

He never made it to his goal, but he was a true hero. They made a TV movie about it.

Here is a link:

http://www.terryfoxrun.org/english/m...efault.asp?s=1
Thanks for the link. That is an incredible story!
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Wow, 50 consecutive days of running...that's going to hurt.
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Originally Posted by S_DOG34
Terry Fox is the very definition of perseverence and hope. He is (rightly) considered a national hero.
I agree, I live in Canada and Terry Fox is truly a national hero and inspiration to many many people. I met him very briefly when he was running his Marathon of Hope through southern Ontario and it is something I will never forget. What all he accomplished running with only leg and his continuing legacy makes all other "sports heroes" look like choir boys.

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