29 Jun '17, 7pm

A Hero Is Hit

A Hero Is Hit

They say you can tell a lot about a person by how they respond in times of adversity. Bill Finkbeiner, a 61-year-old running legend in Northern California, prone in a hospital recliner with skull fractures and numerous broken bones after an being hit by a bike while running, showed his character when he was visited by his friend and Way Too Cool 50K race director, Julie Fingar. “Is there anything I can do for you?” he asked. Even lying there in bed, says Fingar, Finkbeiner was showing the character that defines him. “He is completely the most unselfish person in the world—giving, caring, and compassionate to everyone in the trail running community and beyond,” she adds. “Bill makes me want to be a better person.” The Accident On June 13, Finkbeiner was running, like he always does. Every day since 1980 he had run at least one mile, and that Tuesday in June was no different...

Full article: http://trailrunnermag.com/people/news/a-hero-is-hit.html

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