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We run for those who cannot. Wings for Life World Run from a different perspective

Exactly at 14:00 Moscow time, tens of thousands of runners in 23 countries on different continents will simultaneously go to the start to contribute to the development of research on spinal cord injury and improve the lives of millions of people around the world.

Our editorial staff took comments from those who ran this race in the most unusual locations and tried to find out why several thousand people take part in it every year.

1. Dubai, UAE.

We run for those who cannot. Wings for Life World Run from a different perspective

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Interesting fact: Prince of the United Arab Emirates Abdulaziz Turki Al-Faisal ran and activated the project - he told in advance about what he would run, and after that a huge number of people registered for the distance in Dubai.

Jarett Martin, UAE Runner:
I run because it allows people to understand what it is like to be in a wheelchair. When I run, I cannot escape. But people will run after me. And they will see me in a wheelchair, and hopefully that will encourage them to pay more attention to people with spinal cord injuries.

2. Warsaw, Poland

We run for those who cannot. Wings for Life World Run from a different perspective

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Monika Pirek, runner in Poland:
Thanks to this race, people have begun to talk a lot more about the problems that people in wheelchairs

face. It is amazing that today people with disabilities can run on a par with us, I think this is very important for them. So in life: sometimes a spontaneous thing like taking part in this race can be the start of a fantastic adventure in sports, even for those who cannot run, but can nevertheless take part.

3. Melbourne, Australia

We run for those who cannot. Wings for Life World Run from a different perspective

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Chris Esler, runner in Australia:
It's such an amazing feeling when everyone at an event is supporting one cause. Last year before the event started, I had so many interesting conversations with other participants who told me why they decided to take part in this event. I often remember that feeling when you finish and see a sea of ​​headlights wandering from side to side and people running along the road. It's indescribable.

4. Kolomna, Russia

We run for those who cannot. Wings for Life World Run from a different perspective

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Roman Chebunin, a race participant in Russia:
Compared to the other two tracks on which I ran, of course, the race in Kolomna is completely different. The first year I ran in Verona, the start was in the very center of Verona, near the historic Colosseum, in the central square of the city. And what really surprised me in Russia, which I did not expect at all, was when we ran past the villages, I thought there would be negative people, that the police blocked the road, everyone would be angry.In fact, people also went out on the road, offering water - men with red muzzles, women, applauded you. Really cool, such a Russian flavor - you run through a Russian village, you run through several settlements. I ran 23 kilometers in Kolomna.

5. Japan

We run for those who cannot. Wings for Life World Run from a different perspective

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Corey Yoshido, runner in Japan:
I am in constant struggle with the best runners in the world as I am a professional marathon runner. Therefore, I am glad that this victory can lead not only me, but also ordinary people to the next step. It was fun to run with competitors from all over the world, and I was incredibly happy to be able to win this race.

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