Terry Fox Marathon, which Cuban version has the largest attendance worldwide, was rescheduled for next Saturday nationwide without affecting the massive influx of domestic and foreign runners, organizers announced.
According to statements by the director general of Maracuba Marabana Project, Carlos Gattorno, this fifteenth edition of the also called Marathon of Hope this time suffered a change of date from February 9 to coming Saturday and will be unified with the Youth Race, scheduled above for the 31st of this month.
Gattorno, member of the Organizing Committee of this traditional event, recalled that the marathon will begin this Saturday simultaneously throughout the country, at 10:00 local time, which will be broadcast on the radio station Radio Reloj.
Fox died at 22 after suffering cancer for four years, but first he starred in a feat to walk an average of 42 miles a day in 143 days with a prosthesis on his right leg.
The Terry Fox XV will happen again like every year in honor of the famous disabled runner with the goal of raising funds for research against this scourge and will feature a diverse program of activities.