Extreme athlete races for breast cancer awareness

Nontu Mgabhi has tackled the toughest marathons on Earth, raising millions for rural schools. Now she’s running the Comrades to raise awareness of breast cancer. Durban – Richards Bay psychologist Nontu Mgabhi has tackled some of the world’s most gruelling marathons for charity and this year she is doing the Comrades Marathon to raise awareness…

Amputee athlete sets world record for consecutive daily marathons

When amputee athlete Jacky Hunt-Broersma says, “I can do hard things,” she means it: the amputee has raced 104 marathons in as many days, all while wearing a carbon-fiber prosthetic. Hunt-Broersma, 46, finished the journey on Saturday near her home in Phoenix’s suburbs, setting an unofficial world record in the process. “What an adventure,” she…

Marine runs five marathons in five days for sister with cancer

A royal marine has run five marathons in five days to raise money for drugs to help prolong the life of his sister who has incurable cancer. Mike Francis, of Taunton based 40 Commando, took on the challenge after completing eight weeks of training. Justine Jianikos, from Pontypool, Wales, has stage four breast cancer that…

A Principal, Her Dad, a Marathon, and a Sweet Tale of Thanksgiving

Stephanie Andrewlevich will sit down to Thanksgiving dinner Thursday with a heart full of gratitude. She’ll give thanks for her father, for hundreds of kids living in poverty who managed to raise money for their own school, and for another marathon under her belt, finished with cheers from both loved ones and strangers inspired by…

Mississippi State football coach runs Boston Marathon for charity

Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen had never attempted to run a 5K race, much less a 26.2-mile marathon. But Mullen, 43, tackled the most famous marathon of them all Monday, completing Boston in 4 hours, 28 minutes, 35 seconds. That’s a 10:15 per-mile pace, very impressive for a neophyte distance runner.​ “So proud of…