At 73 years old, Don Wright is a symbol of determination. When he was 61 years he old he picked up running again after about a 45 year hiatus from high school. After completing his first marathon in 2003, he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood. Given only 5 years to live at the time, he was determined to keep on running.
Today we with talk with Rob Friedman, head of the Sponsorship and Event Marketing of John Hancock Financial. They began their sponsorship of the Boston Marathon in 1986, marking 2014 as their 29th year of the marathon sponsorship. John Hancock not only provides the prize purse, but continues to recruit the best athletes from around the world to race in Boston each year.
She is battling through brain cancer and through finishing marathons, but never expected to fight for why she makes tutus to raise funds for Girls. A recent photo that SELF Magazine published shamed runners who dress up to run a race, not knowing the real reason behind why. A firestorm of national attention and now Monika Allen speaks to Pace Per Mile how an entire running community and more came to her defense and how the magazine has apologized.