When Don Wright was diagnosed with myeloma, a kind of terminal blood cancer, nine years ago, the average survival rate was only five years. Wright had run the Boston Marathon before the diagnosis and decided to not let cancer stop him. Over the next few years, Wright continued to run marathons, often visiting different states to do them. With the support of his wife and daughter, he set a goal to run a marathon in every state. The Mayor’s Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska marked his 45th state this last Saturday. He will finish all fifty this December in Hawaii where he will also be celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary.
- Mayor’s Marathon Taking Place This Weekend (22 June 2012)