Friday, May 8, 2009

Taking Days to Finish a Marathon

When I lived in Boston, I had the chance to run the Boston Marathon. It was an exciting race and I don't think I'll ever forget that experience (especially the Wellesley mile at the half-way point).

Phil Packer is a disabled veteran who is taking days to complete the London Marathon. His story is on CNN. His goal is to raise £1 million ($1.5 million) for Help for Heroes, a British non-profit supporting wounded veterans. I admire his passion and his perseverance. Next month, Packer will be in California climbing El Capitan in Yosemite.

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