Ultra Athletes Running For Boston Victims

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 27, 2013
Frank Furnich (left) and Matt Nelson are teaming up to raise money for the victims of the Boston bombings. Photo:

They are starting in Washington, D.C. and ending on Boston’s Boylston Street.

Following the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last month, many runners have sought ways to help the victims.

Two ultra marathoners, Frank Fumich and Matt Nelson, have found a way to chip in. According to an article posted on, the pair plans to run from Washington, D.C. to the finish line of the Boston Marathon in five days.

The runners will cover the distance as a relay, with each person logging 26.2 miles while the other person rests.

Fumich and Nelson are raising money for victims by soliciting donations through the FirstGiving website.

“We decided that if we wanted the money to go directly to those who needed it most then we would have to deliver it to them personally,” Fumich said. “We figured the most appropriate and fitting way would be to run it up there.”

The pair will pass through 10 states on their journey and will be escorted by local and state police.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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