Coulthard, Coma and Baumgartner chasing the world on May 3

Coulthard, Coma and Baumgartner chasing the world on May 3

Formula One ace David Coulthard, daredevil Felix Baumgartner, Paris-Dakar champion Marc Coma, and US off-road truck champion Ricky Johnson will be among the 35 Catcher Car drivers chasing tens of thousands of runners in the second Wings for Life World Run on May 3, 2015. Read Full Story
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Global Sports Brand Becomes Official Sportswear Partner to Wings for Life World Run

Global Sports Brand Becomes Official Sportswear Partner to Wings for Life World Run

Herzogenaurach, Germany (Date TBC) – PUMA has partnered with Wings for Life World Run, confirming a multi-year partnership that kicks off in May this year. This unique event enables runners to compete simultaneously around the world from 35 locations, running as far as they can before a moving finish line, so called Catcher Car overtake them. PUMA will be the exclusive official sportswear partner for the Wings for Life World Run, providing running product to event staff and marketing support to broaden awareness to the charitable initiative. Read Full Story
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Paralyzed Model Identifies as a Survivor, Not a Victim, and Helps Raise Global Awareness about Spinal Cord Injuries and the Need to Find a Cure

Paralyzed Model Identifies as a Survivor, Not a Victim, and Helps Raise Global Awareness about Spinal Cord Injuries and the Need to Find a Cure

In October of 2005, Tamara Mena, now 28 years old, and her long-time boyfriend, Patrick, decided to take a short trip to Rosarito, Mexico from San Diego. To avoid drinking and driving, they hopped in a taxi to be safe. Just a few miles from their destination, the taxi struck something in the road and Patrick instinctively used his arms to push her head down for protection. They had collided with a horse, which ended up landing on top of the car, killing both Patrick and the driver. Mena’s life was spared thanks to Patrick, but she suffered a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed and unable to communicate for months due to her lungs collapsing as well as several other fractures. Read Full Story
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Matthias Schweighöfer Back As Wings for Life World Run Ambassador

Matthias Schweighöfer Back As Wings for Life World Run Ambassador

One of the most promising talents of European film enters his second year as Wings for Life World Run ambassador. Read Full Story
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Ricciardo to challenge virtual catcher car in Melbourne

Ricciardo to challenge virtual catcher car in Melbourne

(Melbourne, March 10, 2015) – Only a few days before the new Formula One season, Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo was getting used to the idea of having a car chasing him from behind. Read Full Story
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Wings for Life World Run 2015 South Africa - Cape Town: Clip (Dirty) Catcher Car

Take a look at how the Dakar Rally champion Giniel De Villiers has been "un-training" to be the South African Catcher Car driver for the Wings For Life World Run, taking place at the Boschendal Estate, Franschhoek, Cape Town. Show Details
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Wings for Life World Run 2015: Clip (Dirty) Location Highlights

Beautiful running tracks, new challenges and extremes: presenting some entirely new courses, an overview of 2015’s top running locations is shown with all their characteristics - may it be 40° hot India, the flat countryside of Holland, sunny Verona or the Californian town of St. Clarita at night time. Spread over different continents, time zones and nationalities, the diversity of the tracks could not be broader than the mix of participants themselves. 4 winners from 2014 explain which locations they pick for the second Wings for Life World Run edition and why. The tracks are open and ready for all kinds of runners - all they have to do is make their choice. Show Details
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Wings for Life World Run 2015: Clip (dirty) Join Forces

Wings for Life and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation unite to advance a groundbreaking therapy for spinal cord injury. The study, conducted by University of Louisville professor Susan Harkema and called The Big Idea, will test the hypothesis in 36 individuals living with spinal cord injury that epidural stimulation can be used to recover a significant level of autonomic control. Four young men have already received epidural stimulation during experimental therapy. With the stimulator on, all four could voluntarily move their legs and have also seen dramatic improvements in autonomic functions. This research project will now be expanded and tested in a clinical study. A special group of eight patients within this study will be funded with a significant part of the proceeds from the inaugural Wings for Life World Run, held in 2014. The global running event, which saw thousands of athletes start at the very same time in 34 locations around the globe, generated €3.2 million to foster promising spinal cord research projects. The event will be held again on May 3, 2015. wingsforlifeworldrun.com Show Details
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Clip (dirty) Reasons to run

Wings for Life World Run 2015: Clip (dirty) Reasons to run

There are many reasons to run. The winner of the Wings for Life World Run 2014 in New Zealand, Braden Currie, compares running with riding powder: "It means freedom."
Global runner-up Remigio Human feels like he cannot live without running.
Other people see in running a possibility to stay or become healthy. David Coulthard says, running is an important training for motorsport drivers. Daniel Ricciardo goes running, because this is his chance to have time for himself.

In the Wings for Life World Run on may 3, 2015, thousands of runners participate with thousands of individual goals. But they also share one goal: Running for those who can´t. 100% of all entry fees go to spinal cord research.
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Wings for Life World Run 2015: Clip (Dirty) Winners' Adventure

The winners of the 2014 Wings for Life World Run come together to finally take the prize for their achievement: a trip around the world. At the first location of this trip, Salzburg, the champions meet each other for the first time. Global winner Lemawork Ketema, runner-up Remigio Huamán Quispe and female global winner Elise Molvik get the opportunity to share their running experiences. After a tour through the „Hangar 7“ and the city of Salzburg, a breathtaking adventure is waiting for them – a flight in a helicopter. Together with Remigio's son Jhon as well as Elise’s sister Maria, the journey continues, with exciting destinations such as Cape Town, Hong Kong and Sydney to follow. Show Details
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Clip (clean) Highlights 2014

Wings for Life World Run 2015: Clip (clean) Highlights 2014

On May 4th 2014, at up to 40 locations around the world, thousands of runners started to race at exactly the same time at 10am UTC…whether it’s night or day in their country, whatever the weather.
35,397 runners from 164 nations took part in pulsating virtual duels that played out on 6 continents.
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