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NJ Man Runs A Marathon…A Day!

Yesterday I ran 5.5 miles on my treadmill. Today, I still can’t feel my feet.

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Yet James Mangini (originally from Somerset County) has managed to run 30 miles-a-day everyday since May 7th on his quest to raise money for Parkinson’s research (his father, from Hillsborough,was diagnosed with the disease six years ago). Meanwhile, a heavy toll is being taken on James’ body…

 

His legs and joints are killing him. He’s so far past blistering that he’s just numb at this point. Plus (in an ironic twist of running-for-Parkinson’s fate) he’s developed a slight tremor. James is now (at age 32) faced with the very possible fate that Parkinson’s may in fact be hereditary, and that it may eventually become his reality as well as his father’s.

“I had a choice, whether I go on or quit,” he said , ”But my dad can’t wake up and say, ‘I don’t feel like tremoring today.’”

To this point he has raised nearly $30,000. A total that will be matched by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, longtime supporters of The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

James’ marathon-marathon rolls into the finish line Thursday afternoon in Manhattan. You can follow his story and check out his video blog.

 

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