Monday, January 22

Sore feet end fundraising attempt

The Los Angeles Times reports:

An 18-year-old Orange County man who vowed to run 200 miles in 48 hours to raise money for a children's hospital cut short his effort Saturday because, he said, his feet hurt. Jesse Zweig had started running about 2:30 p.m. Thursday to earn $20,000 in pledges for Children's Hospital of Orange County.

Early Friday, as he reached the 90-mile mark after 22 hours of running, Zweig said his feet began to hurt from the pavement. He managed to continue his mission for nearly another day by running laps around the softer track at his alma mater.

By 1 a.m. Saturday, though, he said he had reached his limit. "I wanted to finish, but my body wouldn't let me do it," Zweig said. "I'm hurting. I feel an aching pain in my leg and foot."
Some donors have said that Zweig's early finish wouldn't affect their pledges. Usually we would make some kind of joke here about Jesse's foot pain... but I'm pretty impressed that he ran around a track for nearly a full day to try and complete the mission. So instead, we offer our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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