More than 120,000 people on 323 locations covered 1,103,276km at this year's Run, which was particularly emotional as 31-year-old David Mzee got up from his wheelchair and walked across the starting line at the event in Zug. Mzee, who impersonates Wings for Run World Run, walked 390m and proved that there is hope.
In Slovenia, 464 people joined the Run at four organized App Runs, and raised EUR 19,000 to find the cure.
The App Run with the most participants was the one in Arboretum Volčji Potok, with 344 participants, raising EUR 17,000. It was supported by the insurance company Adriatic Slovenica, and resulted in national winners. Dino Grbič (SLO) who was caught by the virtual Catcher Car at 41.6km, and Georginah Njoki (KEN) who finished at 36.1km.
The other three App Runs were in Tolmin, Maribor and Rače.
The global winners were Ivan Motorin (RUS) who finished at 64.37km at the event in Izmir. Ivan won the Run in Ljubljana in 2017. The female global winner was Nina Zarina (RUS) who won at 53.72km at the event in Zug, and was only 0.16km faster than Dominika Stelmach (POL) who was in Rio de Janeiro.
This year's Wings for Life World Run raised more than EUR 3.5 million, and the funds keep coming.
The seventh edition of the Wings for Life World Run will take place on Sunday, 3 May 2020.
You can pre-register, view full global results, watch the whole Run on demand and more on: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com.