The HOPE Run – 100 miles – Michael Meints
UPDATE – 9/21/2016
Here’s the news story from WYFF’s Patrick Hussion. Thank you for the clip Patrick!
Road Warriors Event Link: http://www.roadwarriorscorp.org/thehoperun
“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible”
My name is Michael Meints, a native of Germany and 15-year resident of the US. In 2012, I lost my father Bernhard Meints after his 8-year fight with Chordoma, a rare type of cancer which affects the bones of the skull and spine and in 2015, I lost my friend Manny Torres to Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. These events caused me depression, leading to weight gain and an unhealthy life. After seeing Jay Baker, a long-lost friend, running ‘100k for Shay’ and reflecting on my accomplishments and beautiful family, I was inspired to do the same in my father’s and Manny’s honor. Since then, I started to train; changed my eating habits; ran a half-marathon in February 2016, during the first anniversary of Manny’s death; and ran my first 24-hour run where I got to meet the Road Warriors. That’s when it became clear that I wanted to run my first 100-miler under the Road Warrior charity.
So join me and the Road Warriors, November 12, 2016 for ‘The HOPE Run’ in honor of Bernhard Meints and Manny Torres.
CO HOSTED BY ST FRANCIS CANCER CENTER
November 13, 2016