October 6, 2010

Terry Fox Monument, originally uploaded by tukanuk.

A photo of the Terry Fox Monument near Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete and cancer research activist who, in 1980, ran 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles) in 143 days – over a marathon distance a day – with one amputated leg to raise money and awareness for cancer.

The monument in the photo was built near where Terry Fox had to stop his run. (The cancer had spread to his lungs, and he died in 1981.)

Read some of Terry Fox’s journal entries from the Marathon of Hope.

Enjoy today’s photo! If you like the photo, please drop a comment to the original photographer at Flickr.


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