A magic moment from the Wings for Life World Run

Photography: Philip Platzer/Red Bull Content Pool

Donautal, Austria, May 4, 2014

At 34 locations worldwide 35,397 runners together ran a total of 530,928km before they were overtaken by catcher cars, which had been following them with increasing speed. 

This was the first annual Wings For Life World Run, in support of spinal cord research. The last man running was Lemawork Ketema of Ethiopia. After 78.58km (48.83 miles) the 28-year old prevailed over Peruvian Remigio Huaman Quispe, running in Lima, 11,200km away, and only 90m less than Ketema. 

“I knew I would have to sprint at the end. So I saved up my energy”
Lemawork Ketema
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