A4I: 104-mile run


I can’t imagine why anyone in the world would want to run 104 miles in a day and a half. My knees would ache, my back would hurt and my ipod would run out of songs. Grimsby Ontario’s Doug Flis is clearly more of trooper than I am.

On Friday he began a 104-mile run that ended in Ellicottville on Saturday. The run aimed to raise money for mental health patients in both Canada and Cattaraugus County.

His run, which was about four times a single marathon, proved that age is nothing but a number. Flis is 63 years old.  Throughout the run, he admits that there were times that were easy and there were times he felt terrible. Nonetheless, he decided to push through.

The goal of the run was to raise money for a good cause. However Flis also demonstrated that if you are a well-conditioned athlete, your legs will take you as far as you mind allows you to travel.

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