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Wings for Life World Run

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Wings for Life World Run: Running for those who can’t.

It all started with a simple but intriguing idea on a layover at Moscow airport: What if you could get the whole world running? Everyone, worldwide, on the same day, at the same time. A race of epic proportions with just one lone runner left at the end. A world run. But could it be done? It could.

Meet Anita Gerhardter, CEO of Wings for Life, a charity whose mission is to make spinal cord injury curable. Two years of planning later, the Wings for Life World Run saw the light of day – but not before adding a little twist. The Catcher Cars, vehicles equipped with sensors, introduced to literally catch the runners not running towards a finish line but away from the finish line that chased them.

Breaking Boundaries

With the race concept in place, the Catcher Cars moved into pole position in everyone’s minds. Completely new tracking technology was needed, so thousands of runners across the world could be ranked fairly. To ensure each year’s race would eventually end, the Catcher Cars increase their speed at given intervals until the last runner is caught.

  • Last Updated: 01.11.2016
  • Source: Region Stavanger
Dates
Sonntag, 7. Mai 2017

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58° 58' 12" N / 5° 43' 52" E
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