For a full seven years, the global Wings for Life World Run has connected people with big hearts in all parts of the world, who together embark on a competitive racing adventure at the same time to raise funds needed for clinical research that will make spinal cord injuries curable.
Among the many top athletes who do not miss this important sports and humanitarian event are the Sinković brothers, reports Gol.hr.
Martin and Valent Sinković could not have started the Olympic rowing season better, winning gold at the European Championships in Varese.
Only a week after the strong World Cup regatta at home in Zagreb, they are ready to replace their oars with racing equipment and, on Sunday, May 9, run for those who can’t.
“Last year, we ran the Wings for Life World Run with the app, and it was a special experience. The audio in the app cheered us on all the time, and we were happy to be able to participate,” Martin Sinković said.
The Sinković brothers tirelessly continue their preparations for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, with as many as 12 training sessions a week.
That morning, May 9, they will do another hard rowing training on Peruća Lake, and only a few hours later, they will join many Croatian participants at 1 pm.
From the very beginning, Croatian competitors have been among the most numerous participants in this global event, which has already run more than 7 million kilometers.
The Sinković brothers can boast of really respectable results at the Wings for Life World Run, although their sport does not have much to do with professional running.
Thus, Valent ran 24 kilometers last year with the application. In 2019, Martin stood out with 19 kilometers before he was caught by an interceptor vehicle, which marks the end of the race by passing the competitor.
Although always in the mood to compete, Valent and Martin are aware that in this race, there are things that are much more important than breaking their own records, and the format of the race offers an opportunity for everyone to get involved and enjoy.
“It is a special feeling when you run for those who can’t. That’s why it doesn’t matter how much you run, but it’s important to participate and help,” the Sinković brothers emphasize.
You, too can join the global Wings for Life World Run community on May 9, run for those who can’t, and enjoy this memorable sporting event.
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