Marathon Goddess running 52 marathons in 52 weeks
Julie Weiss is no stranger to how deadly cancer can be, having had pancreatic cancer end her father’s life. Now the Santa Monica, California resident is making the ultimate pledge: run 52 marathons in 52 weeks to raise money for cancer research.
Why running? Weiss’ father passed away one week before she qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Weiss, who is a member of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s TEAMHOPE, told KSDK.com “My goal is a million dollars….When people tell me I’m crazy or nuts, it means I’m on the right track and doing something good.” So far, Weiss’ official website marathongoddess.com has already raised over $100,000 towards her lofty and incredibly inspirational goal.
After finishing a marathon in Minnesota in 4:40, Weiss completed a Hawaiian marathon in 5:24, making it 11 marathons in as many weeks.
Best of luck to Julie Weiss.