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maggio 12, 2016 - Red Bull

Charity run’s fantastic finish - the photo highlights

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Held on May 8, 2016, the third annual #wingsforlifeworldrun was the biggest and most emotional yet. Global Champions Kaori Yoshida of Japan and Giorgio Calcaterra of Italy smashed course records, with women’s titleholder Yoshida #running 65.71km before being passed by the Catcher Car finish line, and Calcaterra pushing to 88.44km to top the men’s field.

In all, people of 203 nationalities signed up for the race; with an unprecedented number of registered participants – 130,732 across 34 official race locations, plus 20,556 confirmed Selfie Runners – as well as sponsors and other donors, raising 6.6 million euros for spinal cord injury research.

Registration is now open for many locations of the next #wingsforlifeworldrun on May 7, 2017 – and more than 1,500 people have already signed up! To register and for more information, visit www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com

More facts & numbers:


34 official locations across 33 countries

6 continents

12 time zones

Amount raised to support spinal cord research

6.6 million euros


130,732 registered participants

20,556 Selfie Runners


Men’s Global Champion Giorgio Calcaterra: 88.44km

Women’s Global Champion Kaori Yoshida: 65.71km

Combined distance of all participants worldwide: 1,255,000km

Temperature extremes at start

Hottest: Ahmedabad, India 42ºC

Coldest: Niagara Falls, Canada 5.6ºC

Runner support
Volunteers: 16,000

Bananas: 28 tons

Water: 140,000 litres

Catcher Cars

68 Catcher Cars worldwide

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