Sunday was set for the annual Terry Fox Run. It has been reported that several thousands were out on Sunday to be a part of the race.
It was in 1980, when Terry Fox commenced his cross-Canada run, Marathon of Hope. Due to cancer, he lost his one leg. However, he had to be pressurized to terminate his run in Thunder Bay, after cancer was diagnosed in his lungs.
Despite Mr. Fox ending his run, millions of people run each year in memory across the world. The event is organized across 60 countries. The Terry Fox Foundation has been operated since 1980 and has successfully raised over $600 million for cancer research till date.
Before the race started in Cape Breton, it began raining. However, even after that several hundreds of runners were out and participated in the Cape Breton run in North Sydney.
Kay Batherson, Chair of the North Sydney committee, mentioned of Mr. Fox, while he crossed Cape Breton. Doug Carter, a marathon runner, appreciated of what Fox started and asserted that the initiative taken up by him was outstanding.
Carter said, "When I'm preparing for a marathon I'll take months, maybe four months or so, to get ready for one marathon".
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