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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Ellicottville man to run 300 miles in three days to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research

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Ellicottville man to run 300 miles in three days to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research
Ellicottville man to run 300 miles in three days to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research

That's 100 miles a day (that's not quite four marathons in one day, but it’s close).

ACTUALLY -- IT IS A LOT OFSTEPS.

BRADLEY POOLE RAN 266MILES IN ONE WEEK LAST SUMMER-- HITTING EVERY TOWN INCATTARAUGUS COUNTY.

JEFFRUSACK SPOKE WITH POOLE LASTYEAR -- AND CAUGHT UP WITH HIMABOUT THE REASON WHY HE ISRUNNING -- AND THE MOREAMBITIOUS GOAL HE HAS THISTIME.BRADLEY POOLE KNOWS A THING ORTWO ABOUT HARD WORK.

THEDREAM WAS TO EVENTUALLY HAVEMY OWN SPACE HE STARTED HISOWN GYM IN ELLICOTVILLE DURINGA GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

SMALLPOTATOES FOR WHAT HE'S DONEAND WHAT HE PLANS TO DO.

LASTSUMMER, HE RAN 266 MILES OVERTHE COURSE OF A WEEK, RAISINGMONEY AND AWARENESS FOR CYSTICFYBROSIS.

A DISEASE HE HAS.THE DOCTORS TOLD MY PARENTSTHAT I WOULD BE LUCKY TO SEE18 YEARS OLD.

CF EFFECTS THERESPITORY AND DIGESTIVESYSTEMS, THE AVEAGE LIFEEXPECTANCY IS 40.

POOLE DEALSWITH IT EVERY DAY.

IT GROWSBACTERIA ON IT THAT BACTERIALEADS TO LUNG INFECTIONS SO WEGET FREQUENT LUNG INFECTIONSOVER TIME THAT LEAD TO STARTNUMBER LUNG TISSUE WHICH LEADTO LUNG FAILURE OVERTIME.DURING LAST YEAR'S RUN HERAISED 65 THOUSAND DOLLARS FORCF RESEARCH.

THIS YEAR HE'SRUNNING AGAIN.

BECAUSE OF THATEVENT I HAD AN EVEN BETTERIDEA I GUESS YOU COULD SAY ANEVEN CRAZIER IDEA.

I'M RUNNING300 MILES IN 72 HOURS.

LET'SBREAK THIS DOWN.

72 HOURS IS 3DAYS.

THAT'S 100 MILES A DAY.THAT'S LIKE LIKE RUNNING FOURMARATHONS IN ONE DAY, AND THENDOING IT AGAIN THE NEXT DAYAND THEN AGAIN THE NEXT DAY.HE'S SHOOTING FOR 10 MINUTEMILES.

HE SAYS THECONVERSATION ABOUT CF DOESN'THAPPEN UNLESS HE GOES BIG.

ANDHE IS GOING BIG.

THE ONLY WAYTHAT WE'RE GOING TO GET BETTERLIFE SAVING TREATMENTS ANDEVENTUALLY A CURE IS BYRAISING AWARENESS FOR THISDISEASE.

HIS RUN KICKS OFF ONJUNE 9TH.

HE'LL RUN A 4 MILELOOP AROUD THE VILLAGE, 75TIMES.

HE'S WELCOME TO PEOPLERUNNING ALONGSIDE HIM.

INELLICOTVILLE, JEFF RUSACK7EWN.<AD LIB WX TOSS

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