Wings for Life Dubai

I’m so proud of my great buddy Chris for pulling off the Dubai chapter of the Wings for Life World Run.  Putting on the show was a bit of a spontaneous ad hoc decision which, by the very nature of organizing a running event, proved a little overwhelming with the sheer amount of work involved. Still, he pulled it off with aplomb… called the right people and connected with the community. Within a mere matter of weeks, some solid sponsors were confirmed and around 200 runners at the starting line. That’s our Chris!

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The Wings for Life World Run is a global movement, a 10k race run in aid of those who can’t.  At precisely 10 am UTC last Sunday, a global charity race saw …50,100 registered participants from 164 nations kick off with simultaneous starts in 32 countries on 6 continents. The reason? Quite simple, because spinal cord injury must be made curable.

As Chris said himself, in a recent interview, “I am 42. If by the time I’m 60, I am able to take one step, you cannot imagine the quality of life that would bring. One step. I will be able to stand up, to have a shower, to go to the toilet. One step. Nothing else, just one step.”   

Read the full interview here.

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Chris… you are an inspiration to many and forever an inspiration to me.

Well done for putting Dubai on the Wings for Life World Run map.

Wk.