The Wings For Life World Run is a global charity event that takes place all around the world at 23 different locations with runners starting simultaneously at 11 AM UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). 100% of the entry fees are committed to the Wings for Life spinal cord injury research foundation. In a unique format, there is a moving finish line called the “Catcher Car” that essentially chases the competitors one by one from behind until the last man and woman are caught. The “Catcher Car” gives the runners a 30-minute head start and begins at a pace of 15km/hr at 11:30 and incrementally increases its speed around the world at the same time to 16km/hr at 12:30, 17 km/hr at 13:30, 20 km/hr at 14:30 and 35 km/hr at 16:30 until the last runners, the winners, are eventually caught.
Canadian ultra runner Calum Neff, who is heading to the World 50k Trail Championships in Italy next month, tells his story of running 66 miles in 4:22:58 to win and break the Florida course record.