By: Shen Ju-feng and Bear Lee
Taipei, May 8 (CNA) Around 6,000 runners took part in the Taiwan leg of the Wings for Life World
Run, which kicked off at 7 p.m. Sunday (Taipei time) in Yilan Stadium, simultaneously with runners in 34 other locations around the world.
The running competition has been held on the first weekend of May since 2014 to collect funds for the not-for-profit foundation Wings for Life. The entry fee goes completely to the foundation to support research and studies about spinal cord and spinal cord injuries.
The Wings for Life World Run is particular in that participants don’t have to run a specific distance like in comparable competitions. A car rides on the track half an hour after the start. Overtaken participants are eliminated until just one, the winner, remains.
Another characteristic is that the run takes place in 34 or 35 locations around the Earth at the same time. [FULL STORY]