Thank You Wings for Life World Run 2019
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Everything started with goosebumps when David Mzee of Switzerland, living with a spinal cord injury for years, walked across the start line in Zug at this year´s global Wings for Life World Run. He has become the embodiment of what this fundraising event is all about. With each historic step the 32-year old brought to life the real human impact of a technologically complex research breakthrough announced last fall. “It’s exciting to see that people are touched and inspired by my story, and especially in the beginning with all the people passing by and clapping, that was breathtaking,” said Mzee.
The run’s simultaneous start at 11:00 am UTC saw exuberant participants of over 186 nationalities racing away from the Catcher Car, and race results poured in from all over the world spanning Australia to Colombia and South Africa to Kazakhstan.
This year more than 120,000registered runners and App runners including wheelchair participants covered 1,103,276 km in 323locations across 72 countries.
Ivan Motorin and Nina Zarina claimed the men’s and women’s Global Championships with 64.37 km and 53.72 km respectively.
100% of entry fees and donations raised by the run goes to projects supported by Wings for Life. We fund the most promising spinal cord injury research to find a cure for spinal cord injury. The 2019 edition of the Wings for Life World Run has raised over 3.5 million euros so far, with more still coming in.
We want to thank you – participants, volunteers, sponsors, organizers and team members - from the bottom of our hearts to make this possible. We are so overwhelmed :-)
P.S.: Save the date for the Wings for Life World Run on Sunday, May 3, 2020: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com