The tennis player Dominic Thiem and the skiers Lindsey Vonn and Marcel Hirscher were among the 77,000 people who took part in a race charity to raise funds for the research of the spinal cord.
The original career was cancelled due to the pandemic of coronavirus, but the runners and wheelchair users from 104 countries competed individually on Sunday, using one application to follow its own course, and the guidelines for local social distancing.
The participants in the Wings for Life World Run ran or rolled it as far as you were able to be trapped by a virtual “Catcher Car”.
”Having a goal-line virtual instead of a physical one, I think that makes it really inclusive for all and easy for everyone to participate even during this time,” said Lindsey Vonn.
The Russian Nina Zarina covered 54,23 km to win the women’s race for the second consecutive year, while the british Michael Taylor captured their first title after running 69,92 km in the men’s race.
”It was a very good session of endurance, so that is a very good day for me,” said Thiem,.
The event raised 2.8 million euros.