Tuesday, December 4, 2007

An Early Christmas Present from New Balance

Here is a feel good story for the holidays; New Balance is donating unlimited shoes to a great cause. Frank Abate, who suffers from cerebral palsy and has made headlines for running marathons, has been promised all the New Balance shoes he can wear out.

The article explains how Abate wears out his shoes so fast in his training efforts, "Because of the way Abate runs — alternately swinging his legs forward and landing with his feet splayed out — he wears out his pairs of New Balance shoes a lot faster than the rest of us. Affording them is not always easy."

Maybe we can all learn something from Frank; that the impossible is possible with a little determination. He is even setting new PR's and new goals for coming races; an inspiration to everyone who runs.

Check out this "feel good" read and let us know your thoughts. What inspires you?


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