Terry Fox on 5,373 km Marathon of Hope remains the biggest achievement in Canada

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On this day in 1980, Terry Fox began his “Marathon of Hope.” Terry ran a marathon a day for 143 straight days and covered 5,373 km.

Incredible, he became a person of hope and athlete of all the times.

41 years ago today, the marathoner started his #MarathonOfHope. While a long time may have passed, Terry’s legacy remains intact. 

Over the next week, the fox will show how Terry’s try continues to inspire other researchers and how his legacy is shaping their work #TryLikeTerry 

Today in 1980, Terry Fox dipped his right leg in the Atlantic Ocean in St. John’s and began the Marathon of Hope, running an average of 42 kilometres a day through six provinces.

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What Terry accomplished is the biggest achievement by a Canadian of all the times.

“I am just one member of the Marathon of Hope. I am no different than anyone else… no better and… no less.” historica Canada posted.

#OnThisDay in 1980, Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope, a cross-country run to raise funds for cancer research. 

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