Teen wins worldwide charity run

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Winner Eva Zorman poses for a photograph during the Wings for Life World Run in Ljubljana, Slovenia on May 7, 2017. –
Photographer Credit:
Jure Makovec for Wings for Life World Run

19-year old Eva Zorman takes Wings for Life World Run win in Slovenia.

How do you prepare for the Wings for Life World Run?
For 19-year-old Slovenia runner Eva Zorman, she somewhat bizarrely covered 29 kilometres in another race the previous day.
And that makes her becoming the fastest overall female in the Wings for Life World Run in her native country all the more impressive.
Of her run, she said: “All I know is I passed quite a few girls and then all of a sudden there was no girl left in front of me, only boys.
“At around 35km, I had a small crisis and I wanted to stop and wait for the Catcher Car but the crowd cheered for me, saying I should not give up and I didn’t.”

Winner Eva Zorman performs during the Wings for Life World Run in Ljubljana, Slovenia on May 7, 2017. –
Photographer Credit:
Samo Vidic for Wings for Life World Run

The medical student clearly has an aptitude for running, one of 155,288 runners to compete globally across 111 locations in this year’s event.
The previous day she covered 29km in the Tek trojk – a three-member team run – in two hours, which no doubt would have affected her the following day.
The teenager also clearly has a future running on the roads having also finished second overall at the Istrian Half-Marathon last month in a time of 1:24.16 while she won the Mali Kraski half the preceding month.

Winners Eva Zorman (L) of Slovenia and Ivan Motorin (R) of Russia pose for a portrait after winning the Wings for Life World Run in Ljubljana, Slovenia on May 7, 2017. –
Photographer Credit:
Jure Makovec for Wings for Life World Run

About the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation
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 the single mission to find the 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. One hundred percent of the Wings for Life World Run entry fees and fundraising from this global running event will help work toward Wings for Life’s ultimate goal. Every step taken at the Wings for Life World Run and with the Wings for Life World Run App is a step in the right direction.
About the Wings for Life World Run
On one day each year the Wings for Life World Run is held simultaneously in numerous locations and the App across the world, all starting at the same time, whether day or night, and all with the same goal – to raise money for the Wings for Life Foundation. Under its unique format, participants run as far as they can until they are passed by a moving finish line, the “Catcher Car,” which chases runners along the course, gradually getting faster until each runner has been caught. This moving finish line allows participants of any ability to complete the run – the slower ones are passed early while the last man and woman to be caught after starting from an event location are declared Wings for Life World Run Champions. 100% of entry fees and donations goes toward helping to find a cure for spinal cord injury; and in the four editions since it was launched in 2014, the World Run has attracted more than 435,000 people from 193 nationalities to participate in more than 58 countries across all seven continents. Altogether they have raised €20.6 million euros while covering more than 4.2 million kilometres.

 

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