WİNGS FOR LİFE
The third annual Wings for Life World Run took place today, with 130,732 people registered to compete at 34 different locations in 33 countries across the globe, raising more than $7.5 million for spinal cord injury research.
Rather than having a set distance for runners to achieve, the World Run features an innovative moving finish line in the form of a Catcher Car that takes off 30 minutes after the start and steadily increases its speed until all of the runners are caught.
The format pushes runners to their personal best performances — the last male and female running were Giorgio Calcaterra in Italy and Kaori Yoshida in Japan, who ran for 54.95 miles and 40.83 miles respectively. These global champions, as well as all local race winners, will get to pick where they want to run in next year’s edition of the Wings for Life World Run.