“I haven’t ran more than three miles in four months.”
That statement was spoken by former Marine sniper Brad Mckee of CrossFit Hammond shortly before he attempted a 100-mile run as part of his Disposable Heroes Project. Trusting in his determination and CrossFit training, Mckee set out to run from the outskirts of St. Bernard Parish, La., to downtown Hammond on April 3, 2010, all in hopes of raising funds for wounded warriors and their families.
To make sure the run wasn’t short because of an error, Mckee actually mapped out a route of 104 miles, and along the way he was joined by wounded warriors, servicemen, friends, family and even one of the assistant coaches from the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.
In Part 1, we meet Brad and his supporting cast, and Brad explains the name Disposable Heroes before setting out on his epic journey.
We’ll release the rest of this inspirational story over the next three days.
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Additional video: Training 2 Miles to Run 100 by Greg Amundson, published Feb. 19, 2009.