“Thıs Year, I Postponed Everythıng and Came Here”

Şahika Ercümen is a world famous freediver and she’s supporting Wings for Life World Run since the beginning. She’s been there as an ambassador, but this will be her first time running at the event. We talked to her right before the start. 

This is your first time running at Wings for Life World Run.

That’s true. I’ve been an ambassador since the beginning but because of my training camps, I didn’t have the chance to run before. But this time, i postponed everything and came to İzmir. It’s such an important event.

What are your feelings about the unique format of the race? You’re setting your own limits…

That’s very similar to my philosophy. The mission of the race is very valuable. On the other hand, all the world’s starting at the same time to run, that makes it even more exciting. 

Did you set yourself a goal then, how much are you planning to run?

I didn’t, actually. I’ll go as far as I can. I want to have some fun, too. At the end of the day, we are all here for one reason, to be hope, to give hope.

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