PR Reports 2015
The sprinter, who had his left leg amputated after having cancer diagnosed at the age of nine, won gold at the London 2012 Paralympics and is the world record holder for the 100m, with a time of 12.40 seconds.
He has been leading running clinics this week in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the build-up to the 7Emirates run next week.
Popow lived with a standard prosthetic limb until eight years ago, when he was fitted with a running blade prosthetic. Since then his career has flourished.
For the first time on Saturday, residents with prosthetic limbs will participate in the ‘7 Emirates Run’ to send a message that being an amputee is nothing to be ashamed of.
The 12-day charity run across the emirates will cover 575km — roughly the height of 694 Burj Khalifas stacked together.
Luiz Pradines, a 43-year-old Brazilian flight operations engineer with Emirates Airlines, ran for the first time in 32 years on Wednesday.
Having lost his left leg below the knee in an accident when he was 11 years old, Luiz could make it possible to run with the help of a prosthetic leg specially crafted for running.
"It is a wonderful feeling," Luiz said about his experience after the second day of his training session with German amputee sprinter and world champion in 100m sprint and long jump Heinrich Popow at the Dubai Health Care City on Thursday.
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PR Reports 2014
Running the equivalent of the distance between London and Paris, the 7EmiratesRun team successfully completed its 575km charity challenge across the seven emirates on Wednesday, raising more than Dh1 million for Al Jalila Foundation.
The 7EmiratesRun team successfully completed its 575km charity run across the emirates on Monday, raising more than Dh1 million for Al Jalila Foundation.
The UAE’s only cross-country charity run, which commenced from Abu Dhabi on November 21, raised 10 times more in donations than last year, far exceeding its original target.
PR Reports 2013
Al Jalila Foundation has partnered with a group of professional runners from 7 Emirates Run to raise funds for a toddler from Sharjah who suffers from deformities in both legs.
This charitable initiative from the 7 Emirates Run group is sponsored by Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) and the team is made up of seven experienced ultra-marathon runners based in the UAE, led by German Guinness World Record holder Wendelin Lauxen who broke the fastest time to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents.
Dubai: The Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, has partnered with a group of professional runners, 7 Emirates Run, dedicated to helping children get back on their feet.
This charitable initiative from the 7 Emirates Run group is sponsored by Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), an internationally recognised centre of healthcare excellence and a leader in medical education.
PR Reports 2010
It was on December 23, last year that 49-year-old Wendelin Lauxen, a member of the exclusive Seven Continents Club, began his fortnight-long solo Seven Emirates Run.
His mission: to run across the UAE touching all seven emirates to raise funds for Diya Al Aster, a 17-year-old boy from the West Bank who required surgery to correct a deformity in his right leg.