A Santa Monica, Calif. woman who lost her dad to cancer says she will stop at nothing to raise money for research so other families won’t have to endure what she’s endured.
Julie Weiss is on a mission to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks.
“My body’s getting used to this. I’m changing my diet, becoming more healthy and learning to run more efficiently,” Weiss said.
A Santa Monica woman, Julie Weiss, just finished her 10th marathon in as many weeks. According to her mission statement, she’s got 42 more to go. Last week in Minnesota, she finished the 26.2 mile race in Duluth in four hours and forty minutes.
Julie Weiss, who lost her dad to pancreatic cancer, is on a mission to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks to help raise money for cancer research. John Cádiz Klemack reports from Santa Monica for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on June 15. 2012.
Source:X Runner’s World Magazine
Nick Schollmeier was one runner who didn’t need much prompting. He just needed some caffeine. On the eve of registration day, the 28-year-old schoolteacher from Elim, Alaska (population: 300; distance from Arctic Circle: 135 miles), never went to bed. Too excited to sleep and too worried that he might not get into the race, Schollmeier stayed awake through the darkness playing MLB: The Show on his PlayStation until 5 a.m. (9 a.m. Boston time) when online signup was set to begin.