Wednesday, April 17

Cancer survivor to run his 600th marathon later this month.


On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast:

You read that right, 600 marathons. If you’ve ever run a marathon (26.2 miles) you know how incredibly challenging it can be. The training can be grueling and the race itself can present challenges you weren’t expecting. Despite how prepared you are, some runners hit the halfway point and can’t take another step. Others get to within the last couple of miles and have reached the point of extreme exhaustion. Some collapse. Now imagine doing that 600 times, sometimes back to back. Unbelievable, right?

Now imagine doing it while battling stage 4 prostate cancer.

to word. inspiring.

In partnership with USA Today’s good news brand Humankind, 5 Things brings you the story of Tom Perri a 60 year old from Maple Grove, Minnesota who beat cancer and is preparing to run his 600th marathon later this month.

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