WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN NEWS

Rosa Mota
This is a different run that the finish line comes back and the goal is ahead

Rosa Mota

Daniel Pinheiro
My personal connection to this cause is even run for those who can not. Give my contribution to that in the near future to get a cure for spinal cord injuries

Daniel Pinheiro

Doroteia Peixoto
What really inspires me to take the "extra kilometer" is that it can directly help people with this injury and enables them to have a different life.

Doroteia Peixoto

Goosebumps. Emotional. Thankful.

Anita Gerhardter, Wings for Life CEO

Running is so much easier when you know it's for such a good cause!

Kenny Belaey, Ieper, Belgium

Wow … Brought a tear to my eye and am very proud to of run this year and thank you for such a great experience …

Natalie Hilton, participant 2015

Hélder Rodrigues
I run because I want to help this organization to evolve healing this major problem in the world.

Hélder Rodrigues

Blaya
It is very important that those who practice dance also get involved in the race

Blaya

What is even more significant is that Wings for Life are set up really well in all areas and that every single project offers true potential – potential for achieving the goal of finding a cure for spinal cord injury.

Wings for Life foundation

Mário Pardo
It is an honor to contribute to such a noble cause

Mário Pardo

Emanuel Pombo
I want and hope that in the future we may have a cure for spinal cord injuries, but right now my duty is to raise awareness

Emanuel Pombo

Vasco Ribeiro
Everyone can make a difference and all help is welcome

Vasco Ribeiro

Pedro Fernandes
In WFLWR, I run because I feel to help others who may one day run next to us

Pedro Fernandes

It's hard to find so many satisfied faces in one place anywhere else :)

Matjaz Klemencic, Slovenia

Everyone commented on the positive atmosphere and how great it was to be running 100% for a good cause. My personal belief in the Wings for Life foundation and my passion for running made the Wings for Life World Run a no-brainer for me.

Astrid Kaltenböck, Local winner in Brazil 2015 and Verona 2014

I can’t tell you how true the Wings for Life World Run slogan rings true for me. I really am running for those who can’t.

Mike Shaw, Canadian ski coach

Remigio and I promised from the beginning to run together. The first 70km were super with Remigio next to me.

Lemawork Ketema, Global Champion 2014 and 2015

António Sousa
Having the chance of associate what I like to do to this cause is very important

António Sousa

To run, to do something for a better tomorrow and to run with people that I love. It is something special because it is not about winning the race...but winning in life itself.

Matej Markovič Slovenia

Isabel Silva
Running for a noble cause, with world dimension as Wings for Life World Run has it's a privilege

Isabel Silva

Nothing could hold me back. I had been waiting for the Wings For Life World Run for several months and was ready to push my body to the limit.

Pauly Plewa, Niagara Falls, 2015

João Matias
Being ambassador is a big responsibility and my main function is to promote WFLWR in Portugal and each year we are more and better

João Matias

Thousands of people at that very moment are sharing the experience with you. The fatigue, the joy, the emotion afterwards. Everything. It was great.

Daniel Ricciardo, Race number 1 and Formula 1 driver

The fact that you were being chased by a Catcher Car with a celebrity in it was also VERY COOL.

Melina Magulas, Norway

Hugo Pinheiro
I run to this great cause and to help that one day all come true

Hugo Pinheiro

I am so stoked to be a part of this the last few years and looking forward to 2016

Michael Wardian, Local winner in Melbourne, Australia in 2015 and Sunrise, Florida in 2014

Nuno Vitorino
Today for me, tomorrow for them!

Nuno Vitorino

Walking again will be the best feeling ever!

Brooke Thabit, Wings for Life World Run ambassador

I’m very happy and moved to be a part of this amazing cause. I got goosebumps when the race started, but to have the opportunity to be in the car and thank everyone personally when the Catcher Car passed them, that was amazing.

Catcher Car driver, Adolfo Aguilar in Lima, Peru

Catarina Miranda
Nothing is impossible

Catarina Miranda

We can't wait for the race again! It's such an awesome day!!!

The Woody Foundation

Mária Santos
Today are they and we don't know about tomorrow. Let's take the opportunity to run for those who can't

Mária Santos

The day had many beautiful moments, from training to finish. It was amazing to celebrate the victory with the embrace of so many friends.

Giorgio Calcaterra, Italian ultra-runner and winner in Italy 2015

Tiago Pires
It is very sad that has not yet found a cure for these injuries, but at least it is comforting to know that there are so many people to give everything to do! This is a high priority at the basis of this project.

Tiago Pires

Fernando Alvim
Follow me, we will win

Fernando Alvim

The most amazing run I have ever been a part of! Hope to be able to do it all over again!!

Hayley Newman, participant 2015

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What is even more significant is that Wings for Life are set up really well in all areas and that every single project offers true potential – potential for achieving the goal of finding a cure for spinal cord injury.

Wings for Life foundation

I am so stoked to be a part of this the last few years and looking forward to 2016

Michael Wardian, Local winner in Melbourne, Australia in 2015 and Sunrise, Florida in 2014

I can’t tell you how true the Wings for Life World Run slogan rings true for me. I really am running for those who can’t.

Mike Shaw, Canadian ski coach

Remigio and I promised from the beginning to run together. The first 70km were super with Remigio next to me.

Lemawork Ketema, Global Champion 2014 and 2015

It's hard to find so many satisfied faces in one place anywhere else :)

Matjaz Klemencic, Slovenia

I believe that a solution will be discovered in the future, and I’m really happy that we can count on an organization like Wings for Life to help find it.

Marc Herremans, Wings for Life World Run Ambassador

Thousands of people at that very moment are sharing the experience with you. The fatigue, the joy, the emotion afterwards. Everything. It was great.

Daniel Ricciardo, Race number 1 and Formula 1 driver

The day had many beautiful moments, from training to finish. It was amazing to celebrate the victory with the embrace of so many friends.

Giorgio Calcaterra, Italian ultra-runner and winner in Italy 2015

Nothing could hold me back. I had been waiting for the Wings For Life World Run for several months and was ready to push my body to the limit.

Pauly Plewa, Niagara Falls, 2015

If it doesn't challenge you, it sure as hell won't change you.

Kelly Whittaker, Puma Faster Trainer @kjw227

I’m very happy and moved to be a part of this amazing cause. I got goosebumps when the race started, but to have the opportunity to be in the car and thank everyone personally when the Catcher Car passed them, that was  amazing.

Catcher Car driver, Adolfo Aguilar in Lima, Peru

The fact that you were being chased by a Catcher Car with a celebrity in it was also VERY COOL.

Melina Magulas, Norway

The most amazing run I have ever been a part of! Hope to be able to do it all over again!!

Hayley Newman, participant 2015

Running is so much easier when you know it's for such a good cause!

Kenny Belaey, Ieper, Belgium

Goosebumps. Emotional. Thankful.

Anita Gerhardter, Wings for Life CEO

Everyone commented on the positive atmosphere and how great it was to be running 100% for a good cause. My personal belief in the Wings for Life foundation and my passion for running made the Wings for Life World Run a no-brainer for me.

Astrid Kaltenböck, Local winner in Brazil 2015 and Verona 2014

To run, to do something for a better tomorrow and to run with people that I love. It is something special because it is not about winning the race...but winning in life itself.

Matej Markovič Slovenia

Wow … Brought a tear to my eye and am very proud to of run this year and thank you for such a great experience …

Natalie Hilton, participant 2015

We can't wait for the race again! It's such an awesome day!!!

The Woody Foundation

Walking again will be the best feeling ever!

Brooke Thabit, Wings for Life World Run ambassador

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