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    Wings for Life World Run


    • The Wings for Life World Run is a running competition held on the first weekend of May since 2014 to collect funds for the not-for-profit foundation Wings for Life. The entry fee goes completely to the foundation.

      The Wings for Life World Run is particular in that participants don't have to run a specific distance like in comparable competitions. A car rides on the track half an hour after the start. Overtaken participants are eliminated until just one, the winner, remains.

      Another characteristic is that the run takes place in 34 or 35 locations around the Earth at the same time.

      The Wings for Life World Run is broadcast live on Red Bull TV.

      The not-for-profit foundation Wings for Life was established by the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner and the Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz in 2004. Its goal is to find a treatment for spinal cord injuries and paraplegia. Therefore, the foundation supports research and studies about spinal cord and spinal cord injuries financially. Anita Gerhardter is CEO. Founder Kinigadner himself is concerned because his brother and his son, both motocross riders too, are bounded to wheelchairs after injuries.

      After two years of preparations the first Wings for Life World Run was started on May 4, 2014 to raise funds and at the same time arouse attention on limitations and medical problems of paraplegic persons. Following the success of the first edition the race is now an annual event. According to the official Website the idea to organize a worldwide race where the last man standing would be the winner, came during a lay-over at the airport in Moscow.

      The race is open to everybody, professionals as well as members or non-members of running clubs. The entry fee is donated entirely to the foundation, the main sponsor Red Bull covers the costs of the event. The fees vary somewhat depending on the choice of location and the time of sign up. 40.00 GBP are due to take part in Great Britain, 50.00 USD to take part in the United States, but it is also possible to augment the donation during the registration process. So far 3 million and 4.2 million euro of donation have been collected in the two first editions.


      Speed of the Catcher Car
      Time after the start HH:MM Speed Equals the distance
      00:00 to 00:30 0 km/h 0 km
      00:30 to 01:30 15 km/h 0 to 15 km
      01:30 to 02:30 16 km/h 15 to 31 km
      02:30 to 03:30 17 km/h 31 to 48 km
      03:30 to 05:30 20 km/h 48 to 88 km
      from 05:30 on 35 km/h more than 88 km
      Male winners of the Wings for Life World Run 2014
      Location Winner Age group Distance (in km) Global rank
      Turkey Alanya Turkey Murat Kaya M40 55.93 38
      New Zealand Auckland New Zealand Braden Currie M25 45.34 140
      Spain Barcelona Spain Chema Martinez M40 55.56 40
      Slovakia Bratislava Slovakia Boris Csiba M30 50.22 68
      Romania Bucharest Romania Eugen Constantin Sorop M25 58.86 21
      Australia Busselton Australia David Kennedy M35 43.89 168
      Mexico Cancún Mexico Crisanto Grajales M25 43.17 185
      South Africa Cape Town South Africa Coolboy Ngamole M35 59.88 16
      Portugal Comporta Portugal António Sousa M40 46.82 119
      Germany Darmstadt Germany Markus Mockenhaupt M30 56.87 32
      United States Denver United States Hunter Paris M30 55.37 41
      Austria Donautal Ethiopia Lemawork Ketema M25 78.58 1
      Netherlands Drenthe Belgium Fréderique Lotin M25 54.31 44
      Brazil Florianópolis Brazil Cesar Miguel Momesso dos Santos M30 44.78 151
      India Haryana Kenya Isaac Kipernoi M25 41.11 250
      France Hennebont France Thibaut Baronian M25 59.35 18
      Taiwan Hualien Taiwan Chih Chun Li M35 48.05 103
      Georgia (country) Kakheti Georgia (country) Anatoli Oleinikovi M30 52.65 53
      Sweden Kalmar Austria Thomas Pechhacker M30 50.50 65
      Republic of Ireland Kerry Republic of Ireland John O'Regan M45 49.24 76
      Peru Lima Peru Remigio Huaman Quispe M30 78.49 2
      Slovenia Ljubljana Slovenia David Plese M30 59.74 17
      Switzerland Olten Switzerland Marco Kaminski M50 56.51 34
      Argentina Pinamar Argentina Ignacio Ilarregui M35 57.08 31
      Poland Poznań Poland Grzegorz Urbańczyk M25 49.08 77
      Canada Prairies Canada Ryan King M25 46.79 120
      United States Santa Clarita Canada Calum Neff M30 58.52 22
      Chile Santiago Chile Pablo Gonzalez M35 57.40 30
      United Kingdom Silverstone United Kingdom Paul Martelletti M35 69.37 5
      Norway Stavanger Norway Svein Ove Risa M40 63.36 12
      United States Sunrise United States Michael Wardian M40 57.75 27
      Italy Verona Italy Giorgio Calcaterra M40 72.96 4
      Belgium Ypres Belgium Wouter Decock M30 65.11 7
      Croatia Zadar Croatia Goran Murić M30 49.52 73
      Female winners of the Wings for Life World Run 2014
      Location Winner Age group Distance (in km) Global rank
      Turkey Alanya Moldova Svetlana Shepeleva F45 48.29 3
      New Zealand Auckland New Zealand Antonia Elliot F25 31.38 94
      Spain Barcelona Spain Miriam Garcia Heredia F30 42.91 11
      Slovakia Bratislava Slovakia Jana Zatlukalová F25 39.26 24
      Romania Bucarest Romania Liliana Maria Danci F18 39.03 25
      Australia Busselton Republic of Ireland Laoise Thuama F25 36.30 39
      Mexico Cancún Mexico Anahi Inzunza F25 26.99 213
      South Africa Cape Town South Africa Mfunzi Ntombesintu F30 47.57 4
      Portugal Comporta Portugal Mária Santos F35 25.35 321
      Germany Darmstadt Germany Lea Bäuscher F30 46.23 5
      United States Denver United States Erlena Josifi F18 33.53 66
      Austria Donautal Austria Julia Moser F18 34.87 53
      Netherlands Drenthe Netherlands Linda Vliet F25 31.75 85
      Brazil Florianópolis Brazil Ana Borba F30 37.40 30
      India Haryana India Wahida Raheman F25 29.17 137
      France Hennebont France Nathalie Vasseur F45 51.26 2
      Taiwan Hualien Taiwan 汪, 旖文 F30 29.58 127
      Georgia (country) Kakheti France Marielle Carmagnolle F55 25.34 323
      Sweden Kalmar Sweden Maria Lundgren F40 45.24 9
      Republic of Ireland Kerry Republic of Ireland Alison Kirwan F30 30.19 115
      Peru Lima Peru Ayde Quispe Ortiz F18 40.83 17
      Slovenia Ljubljana France Sylvie Tramoy F40 33.82 62
      Switzerland Olten Switzerland Daniela Ryf F25 44.44 10
      Argentina Pinamar Argentina Laura Gordiola F40 36.56 34
      Poland Poznań Poland Aga Głomb F18 38.81 27
      Canada Prairies Canada Chrissy Magneson F25 32.97 69
      United States Santa Clarita United States Jeannie Rutherford F35 35.64 46
      Chile Santiago Chile Gabriela Cerda F18 31.82 83
      United Kingdom Silverstone United Kingdom Joanna Zakrzewski F35 45.39 7
      Norway Stavanger Norway Elise Selvikvåg Molvik F18 54.79 1
      United States Sunrise United States Haley Chura F25 45.61 6
      Italy Verona Austria Astrid Kaltenboeck F40 35.49 48
      Belgium Ypres Belgium Nele Louwagie F35 34.68 54
      Croatia Zadar United States Kimberly ReMine F18 41.02 16
      Male winners of the Wings for Life World Run 2015
      Location Winner Age group Distance (in km) Global rank
      Denmark Aarhus Denmark Brian Hansen M30 61.48 37
      Turkey Alanya Spain Jose Requejo Santos M30 68.04 18
      Spain AranjuezMadrid Spain Chema Martinez M40 59.19 48
      Brazil Brasilia Brazil Juan Pablo de Lima Costa Salazar M35 52.61 122
      Slovakia Bratislava Austria Philipp Aigner M25 68.65 16
      Netherlands Breda Austria Kevin Pletz M18 50.29 172
      Romania Bucharest Belgium Wouter Decock M30 61.72 36
      South Africa Cape Town South Africa Eric Ngubane M30 68.86 14
      Germany Darmstadt Germany Florian Neuschwander M30 74.56 6
      United Arab Emirates Dubai Oman Sami Al Saidi M30 44.92 323
      Republic of Ireland Dublin Republic of Ireland David Sheehy M35 52.64 121
      India Gurgaon India Amit Dhankar M18 57.38 70
      Georgia (country) Kakheti Georgia (country) Anatoli Oleinikovi M30 57.39 69
      Sweden KalmarÖland Sweden Aron Anderson M25 64.82 30
      Russia KolomnaMoscow Russia Nikolay Yanalov M30 70.19 11
      Peru Lima Peru Emerson Trujillo Flores M30 72.15 9
      Slovenia Ljubljana Croatia Robert Radojkovic M30 69.36 13
      Australia Melbourne United States Michael Wardian M40 70.66 10
      Germany Munich Germany Matthias Baur M18 61.10 41
      Canada Niagara Falls Canada Blaine Penny M40 65.41 26
      Austria Niederösterreich Austria Lemawork Ketema M25 79.90 1
      Switzerland Olten France Michael Boch M30 70.14 12
      Portugal Porto Portugal Daniel Pinheiro M30 67.39 20
      Poland Poznań Poland Bartosz Olszewski M30 73.46 8
      France Rouen France Simon Munyutu M35 73.51 7
      United States Santa Clarita France Thibaut Baronian M25 55.15 90
      Chile Santiago Chile César Díaz Hernández M25 78.31 2
      United Kingdom Silverstone United Kingdom Thomas Payn M35 61.09 42
      Norway Stavanger Norway Jarle Risa M35 58.80 50
      United States Sunrise Norway Svein Risa M40 54.88 93
      Japan Takashima Japan Kazuhiko Oki M25 67.68 19
      Italy Verona Italy Giorgio Calcaterra M40 78.06 4
      Taiwan Yilan Taiwan Chih Pin Su M35 57.62 66
      Belgium Ypres Belgium Pieter Rijnders M35 61.99 35
      Croatia Zadar Croatia Matija Grabrovečki M35 57.36 71
      Female winners of the Wings for Life World Run 2015
      Location Winner Age group Distance (in km) Global rank
      Denmark Aarhus Denmark Lone Nielsen F35 48.97 10
      Turkey Alanya Moldova Svetlana Shepeleva F45 50.31 8
      Spain AranjuezMadrid Spain Mª Cruz Parras Morcillo F25 31.89 193
      Brazil Brasilia Austria Astrid Kaltenböck F40 44.28 22
      Slovakia Bratislava Slovakia Romana Komarnanska F25 41.85 30
      Netherlands Breda Netherlands Sandra Laros F40 37.70 60
      Romania Bucharest Romania Liliana Danci F18 45.76 17
      South Africa Cape Town South Africa Riana van Niekerk F35 55.21 2
      Germany Darmstadt Germany Laura Chacon Biebach F25 51.78 4
      United Arab Emirates Dubai United Kingdom Katie Sloane F25 30.08 281
      Republic of Ireland Dublin Republic of Ireland Orna Dilworth F30 39.54 45
      India Gurgaon Kenya Linah Chirchir F25 44.90 20
      Georgia (country) Kakheti Netherlands Linda Vliet F35 32.01 191
      Sweden KalmarÖland Sweden Frida Södermark F35 42.09 29
      Russia KolomnaMoscow Russia Irina Antropova F30 51.33 5
      Peru Lima Peru Rocio Carrion F45 35.13 107
      Slovenia Ljubljana Slovenia Žana Jereb F30 45.05 18
      Australia Melbourne Australia Kelly-Ann Varey F35 50.75 7
      Germany Munich Germany Ingalena Heuck F25 49.54 9
      Canada Niagara Falls Canada Lyne Bessette F40 47.44 13
      Austria Niederösterreich Austria Bernadette Schuster F30 47.06 15
      Switzerland Olten United Kingdom Karen Sobrino F40 43.04 24
      Portugal Porto Portugal Doroteia Peixoto F30 41.70 32
      Poland Poznań Poland Dominika Stelmach F30 41.84 31
      France Rouen United Kingdom Leaharna Marsden F30 35.93 95
      United States Santa Clarita United States Shannon Rahlves F40 37.01 72
      Chile Santiago Chile Karen Torrealba F30 47.68 12
      United Kingdom Silverstone United Kingdom Kate Carter F35 34.73 115
      Norway Stavanger Norway Elise Molvik F18 45.02 19
      United States Sunrise France Nathalie Vasseur F45 52.18 3
      Japan Takashima Japan Yuuko Watanabe F25 56.33 1
      Italy Verona Italy Chiara Moras F30 39.48 46
      Taiwan Yilan Taiwan Pei-Yu Cheng F25 37.45 64
      Belgium Ypres Belgium Deborah Ghyselen F25 40.63 38
      Croatia Zadar Croatia Nikolina Šustić F25 48.15 11
      Male winners of the Wings for Life World Run 2016
      Location Winner Age group Distance (in km) Global rank
      Denmark Aarhus Denmark Mikkel Kleis M35 56.80 64
      India Ahmedabad Kenya Titus Kariuki Wanderi Githu M35 54.16 90
      Brazil Brasilia United Kingdom Thomas Payn M35 56.52 66
      Slovakia Bratislava Slovakia Gabriel Švajda M30 54.15 91
      Netherlands Breda Peru Emerson Trujillo M30 64.41 23
      United Kingdom Cambridge United Kingdom Steve Way M40 63.75 27
      United Arab Emirates Dubai Portugal Hélder Santos M30 54.34 87
      Republic of Ireland Dublin Republic of Ireland Paul Martelletti M35 73.77 6
      Mexico Guadalajara Mexico Gabriel Morfin Torres M35 59.05 52
      Turkey Izmir Turkey Ahmet Bayram M40 52.78 109
      Georgia (country) Kakheti Moldova Liviu Croitoru M25 56.02 74
      Sweden KalmarÖland Iceland Pétur Bjarnason M35 57.95 56
      Russia KolomnaMoscow Russia Ivan Motorin M30 67.37 15
      Peru Lima Peru Charles Jhon Ayala Escribas M35 63.91 25
      Slovenia Ljubljana Slovenia Vid Senica M35 64.58 21
      Australia Melbourne Australia Barry Keem M35 65.71 18
      Italy Milan Italy Giorgio Calcaterra M40 88.44 1
      Germany Munich Germany Florian Neuschwander M30 63.66 28
      Canada Niagara Falls Poland Bartosz Olszewski M30 82.42 2
      Switzerland Olten Switzerland Stefan Lüscher M35 57.63 58
      Portugal Porto Portugal António Sousa M45 69.46 10
      Poland Poznań Poland Tomasz Walerowicz M30 71.12 9
      South Africa Pretoria France Thibaut Baronian M25 62.84 31
      France Rouen France Teddy Bezancon M30 59.29 50
      United States Santa Clarita United States Samuel Bradbury M35 60.80 42
      Chile Santiago Chile Francisco Morales M25 75.47 3
      Norway Stavanger France Yoann Stuck M30 61.85 33
      United States Sunrise France Simon Munyutu M35 61.54 36
      Japan Takashima Japan Nakajima Hiroki M25 74.51 5
      Spain Valencia Norway Jarle Risa M35 65.51 20
      Austria Vienna Ukraine Evgenii Glyva M30 68.00 13
      Taiwan Yilan Taiwan Yi-Hsun Li M30 56.84 63
      Belgium Ypres Belgium Stefan Van den Broek M40 65.64 19
      Croatia Zadar Croatia Dejan Patrčević M40 56.35 70
      Female winners of the Wings for Life World Run 2016
      Location Winner Age group Distance (in km) Global rank
      Denmark Aarhus Denmark Camilla Christensen F18 38.20 71
      India Ahmedabad India Kiranjit Kaur F25 39.21 63
      Brazil Brasilia Brazil Leticia Saltori F25 51.09 16
      Slovakia Bratislava Slovakia Petra Fašungová F25 40.30 52
      Netherlands Breda Poland Diana Golek F30 38.91 65
      United Kingdom Cambridge Republic of Ireland Caitriona Jennings F35 55.08 9
      United Arab Emirates Dubai Colombia Carolina Gutierrez F30 21.52 1448
      Republic of Ireland Dublin Republic of Ireland Sarah Mulligan F25 45.64 32
      Mexico Guadalajara Mexico Rosalva Gudiño Gonzalez F35 37.40 81
      Turkey Izmir Turkey Svetlana Shepeleva F45 45.74 30
      Georgia (country) Kakheti Russia Yana Khmeleva F35 34.93 119
      Sweden KalmarÖland Sweden Linnea Winberg F30 40.14 54
      Russia KolomnaMoscow Russia Elena Nurgalieva F40 55.39 7
      Peru Lima Peru Jessica Gabriela Paz Rodríguez F18 35.36 109
      Slovenia Ljubljana Slovenia Lucija Krkoč F25 50.84 17
      Australia Melbourne Poland Dominika Stelmach F30 55.25 8
      Italy Milan Italy Katia Chiara Figini F40 51.61 15
      Germany Munich Austria Karin Freitag F35 59.08 2
      Canada Niagara Falls Portugal Doroteia Peixoto F30 55.44 6
      Switzerland Olten Germany Pamela Veith F40 39.60 58
      Portugal Porto Portugal Vera Nunes F35 58.86 3
      Poland Poznań Poland Agnieszka Janasiak F35 39.94 56
      South Africa Pretoria South Africa Onneile Dintwe F30 52.71 11
      France Rouen Poland Anna Wasik F30 43.44 38
      United States Santa Clarita Denmark Maibritt Daugaard F30 49.45 20
      Chile Santiago Sweden Frida Södermark F35 52.37 12
      Norway Stavanger Croatia Nikolina Šustić F25 50.03 19
      United States Sunrise France Nathalie Vasseur F50 54.53 10
      Japan Takashima Japan Kaori Yoshida F30 65.71 1
      Spain Valencia Spain Cristina Gonzalez Garcia F30 46.31 28
      Austria Vienna Austria Cornelia Moser F18 56.88 4
      Taiwan Yilan Taiwan Yafen Ya F25 37.92 75
      Belgium Ypres Belgium Rebecca Nkapiani F40 35.91 101
      Croatia Zadar Slovakia Katarina Lovrantova F30 45.55 33

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