The link below is to a site describing Sam Thompson’s quest to run 50 marathon treks in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. My first thought was that his purpose was to cripple himself, but actually it is to raise money and awareness for the needs in the Mississippi Gulf Coast as they continue to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. The area is still reeling, with thousands living in trailers or without decent housing. As a new hurricane season approaches, there is a great need to support the area with our prayers, funds, and skills.
Sam is currently 14 days into his feat, and will conquer his 14th marathon today in Wichita, Kansas. Visit his site here: