International Falls, MN – Tom Knoll, original Ironman and 79-year-old retired Marine, has started his 3rd and final cross-country charity run, which is set to be completed Thursday, July 12, 2012. In June, Tom began his run in New Orleans, Louisiana and followed the Mississippi river through Memphis, St. Louis, and Minneapolis. His final destination is International Falls, Minnesota, which lies along the U.S./Canada border. His total running mileage will be over 1,575 miles.
Tom has expressed that his adventure is not a race, as he will be talking to communities along his route about the Semper Fi Fund: a nonprofit whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for critically ill and injured service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Throughout his trek, Tom intended to speak at local VFW's, Marine Corps Leagues, Rotary Clubs, and visit local military bases and events. Read the rest of this entry »