A marathon a day, for over 120 days…..on one leg, battling cancer.

So you think you are tough ? This guy was tough. A marathon a day for over 120 days…..on one leg, battling cancer. 

Rest in Peace Terry. You are not forgotten. You made a mark on my life, thank you for that. Watching you skip on the good leg, giving your prosthetic enough time to swing through mesmerized me, the biomechanics of it all. If i look back, this was the first time I payed attention with great detail to someone’s gait. I was in awe, you moved me, your mission moved me, your heart and spirit moved me. Your life made a difference in mine, so I may help others.Dr. Allen
Today, June 28th, every year here on The Gait Guys, I remember Terry Fox. Every year I post a reminder of perhaps one of the toughest dudes who ever lived. Today , this day, 1981 Terry Fox died. I grew up in Canada. I was barely a teenager when Terry began his plight, The Marathon of Hope. 

His mission, 26 miles a day, every day, until he had crossed the expanse of Canada to raise awareness for cancer. He made it an amazing 120+ days in a row, 3339 miles, one one leg, before his cancer returned. The whole country stood cheering watching him do something no mortal man would attempt, let along with one leg, and cancer. Today we pay a tribute to this true rockstar.
Let this video move you, just in case you think you are having a rough day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjgTlCTluPA

So you think you are tough ? This guy was tough. A marathon a day for over 120 days…..on one leg, with cancer.
Today, a Tribute to Terry Fox. Every year we post a reminder of perhaps one of the toughest dudes who ever lived.
Today , this day, 1981 Terry Fox died.
Half of The Gait Guys grew up in Canada. We were barely a teenager when Terry began his plight. His mission, 26 miles a day, every day, until he had crossed the expanse of Canada. He made it an amazing 120+ days in a row, 3339 miles, before his cancer returned. The whole country stood cheering watching him do something no mortal man would attempt, let along with one leg, and cancer. Today we pay a tribute to this rockstar.

Rest in Peace Terry.

A different kind of Marathon: So you think you are tough ? This guy was tough. A marathon a day for over 120 days…..on one leg, with cancer. Today, a Tribute to Terry Fox.

Half of The Gait Guys grew up in Canada. We were barely a teenager when Terry began his plight.  His mission, 26 miles a day, every day, until he had crossed the expanse of Canada. He made it an amazing 120+ days in a row, 3339 miles, before his cancer returned. The whole country stood cheering watching him do something no mortal man would attempt, let along with one leg, and cancer.  Today we pay a tribute to this rockstar……. his candle went out long before it should have.  So, still think you are a tough runner ? This kind of stuff amazes us. RIP Terry.  You did more in 22 years of life than most of us will do in a lifetime.  We have neither not forgotten you nor what you stood for, and we never will.   Shawn & Ivo