Running is great excercise. Burning those calories! Its a
great way to lessen stress too I guess. So I wonder
what is it like to be a marathon wonder?
Well, anyways I introduce you to a black marathan runner.
Reed is the executive director and co-founder of the
National Black Marathoners’ Association. He is the first black
runner to finish a marathon on all 7 continents. This was
announced by Marathon TOurs and Travel ( a travel
agency for marathon runners and also an organizer
of the Seven Continents Club).
THe Dallas-area runner has done 26.2 mile jaunts in
locales as far as flung the Great Wall of China, icy like Antartica
and precarious as an African game park. Reed has done over
87 marathons. He completed his 7 on 7 goal at the
Safaricom Lewa Marathon in Kenya on June 23, 2007.
Reed, who co-founded the National Black Marathoners’
Association in 2004, grew up in a St. Louis housing project.
The non-profit organization’s goal is to motivate Black
Americans to pursue a healthy lifestyle through running
and to make known the health risks mostly in Blacks.
THe organization, which has 500 members, awards
college scholarships to high school distance runners.
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