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Canada's @BlainePenny running the @WFLWorldRun in the Netherlands in honour of his son:

Runners pass by Niagara Falls on the picturesque route. Photo: Provided . Niagara Falls, Ont. is the lone Canadian city hosting the Wings for Life World Run on May 8 as runners from around the world race each other in this unique event that raises money for spinal cord research. Canadian Blaine Penny just announced that he will be again competing in the Wings for Life World Run, this time in the Netherlands, in honour of his son Evan, who suffers from mitochondrial disease. How the event works With no set finish line, runners can enter the race with their own distance goals in mind, whether it be 5K or 50K – it’s all about personal performance. “Catcher cars,” synced by GPS at each location around the world, begin pursuit 30 minutes after runners start off the line. Travelling at 15 km/h and increasing speed in predetermined increments, the result means that only one male ...

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