Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Terry Fox Marathon of Hope... 143 marathons in 143 days

We are please to welcome our newest Team Average Jo member…

Fergus (‘Ferg’) Hawke: born on November 16 1957 in New Westminster, British Colombia. Ferg is now a leading international ultra-distance runner, who resides in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. You probably know him if you live in White Rock, BC or have seen him on his long training runs around town or at a local race.

Ferg is going for something pretty impressive to raise money for cancer research. He just applied for the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope 2009.

Some of you might remember, on April 12, 1980, Terry Fox began an epic cross-country journey to raise money for cancer research. On April 12th, 2009, a team of twelve runners will start the marathon in St. John's, NFLD. Each participant will attempt to run 3,339 miles in 143 days (a marathon per day!) - matching Terry's daily mileage - arriving in Thunder Bay, ON on Labour Day weekend. CBC television will document the journey from the first day of training through to the end of the run, providing viewers with updates on the participants and their fundraising efforts.   Ferg had to create a YouTube video on why he should be chosen for this incredible journey and raise money for cancer research. go take a look.

You can also go see Ferg's accomplishment on Wikipedia, Yes that's correct, if you type in his name, a definition comes up on Wikipidea.

Post a comment to wish him luck!


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