Every person has their own reason for wanting to run a marathon. They want to lose weight, they want to honor a loved one, they want to feel the inner strength and self gratification of completing the 26.2 miles. Some people just need a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal).
Of all people who I think don't need to prove a darn thing to anyone it would be one of the Chilean miners trapped under ground for over 2 months. They have all already shown such courage, strength and endurance not only to themselves, but to the entire world who was watching. Yet, one of them will be running this Sunday with 10's of thousands other runners in the NY Marathon. If this doesn't make you want to get up off of the couch I don't know what will . . .
Chilean Miner to run the NY marathon