Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Portrait of an Inspiring Runner

I thought I was hurting this Sunday as I finished the local ZX 10km fun run. If I'd known about this guy then, I would surely have run faster.

This is Royal Marine Ben McBean, 22 years old, who recently lost an arm and a leg while serving in Afghanistan. last Sunday, April 26th, he finished the London Marathon on a prosthetic limb in six hours and fifteen minutes, despite considerable pain. Marine McBean managed to raise 8000 pounds (about $16,000 Canadian dollars) for the Help for Heroes fund. As he put it, "My neck was aching, my back was aching and everyone was overtaking me. But I thought of my mates serving in Afghanistan on the front line and I kept going." Another UL serviceman also wounded in Iraq is doing a marathon on crutches, a few Ks a day. See the complete story here.

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