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!
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.
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.