Running 5 000km for water

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vNEW YORK – Daren Wendell set off from Santa Monica in California on the first of January this year with the goal of running across the US from coast to coast.
The athlete says he had to cover an average of 48 kilometres a day to achieve his goal.
After about 5 000 kilometers and 30 pairs of running shoes, Wendell completed his run to a cheering crowd in New York.
The aim of the monumental run was to raise money and awareness about the need for clean water.
At the finish line an exhausted but elated Wendell said the goal had been reached.
“We set out to run 100 marathons in 100 days straight to raise 100 000 dollars to serve 2 500 people with clean water in Ethiopia.”
– eNCA

New York, 13 April 2015 – A hero’s welcome in New York City this weekend for an endurance athlete who ran a hundred marathons in a hundred days. And he wasn’t doing it just to prove himself. Video: eNCA

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