Some absolutely brilliant official footage of the Wings for Life World Run - the Irish leg of which took place in Dun Laoghaire on Sunday - has been released by Red Bull.
The globetrotting event is totally different to any race you’d be familiar with – uniting some of the world’s professional and amateur runners alike in a bid to outpace the moving finishing line, which comes in the shape of the 'Honda Catcher Car.' The car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/h and steadily increases its speed until all runners have been caught. Gas.
Sportspeople and celebrities have rallied worldwide, signing up for the global race in aid of spinal cord injury research.
Irish runners on Sunday included Simon Zebo (Munster & Ireland rugby), Bernard Brogan (Dublin footballer), Joe Canning (Galway hurler), Eoin Larkin (Kilkenny hurler), Alan Brogan (Dublin footballer), Con Doherty (Irish triathlete), Annalise Murphy (Irish sailor), Alison Canavan (model), Keith Walsh (RTE 2fm Breakfast Republic) and a host of other celebrities and politicians. Fair play to everyone who ran for such a fantastic cause.
We spoke to Simon Zebo ahead of the event two weeks ago, which you can see here.
ABOUT WINGS FOR LIFE
Worldwide, millions of people are dependent on a wheelchair after having sustained a spinal cord injury, most often as the result of a traffic accident or a fall. Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation with a mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Since 2004, Wings for Life has funded life-changing research projects and clinical trials around the globe. While the cure is still to be found, steady progress has been made. The €3 million raised in the inaugural Wings for Life Run and all future entry fees and sponsorship of this global running event will help work towards their ultimate goal. Every step taken at the Wings for Life Run and in the Wings for Life World Run Selfie Run is a step in the right direction –www.wingsforlife.com
All coverage can be found atwww.wingsforlifeworldrun.com and viewers are invited to join the conversation on Twitter (@RedBullIRE, #WORLDRUN), Facebook (facebook.com/ WingsForLifeWorldRun), and Instagram (@wflworldrun).
H/T: Red Bull