Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Idaho Diabetic Man Completes Run Across America with Team Type 1

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Maybe Forrest Gump's run across the country wasn't so implausible. Team Type 1, a group of runners from across the United States all battling type 1 diabetes, completed its Run Across America campaign Monday, Nov. 14.

According to the team's Twitter feed, the runners arrived at Lincoln Square in New York City at 12:30 p.m. MST after beginning their run-a-thon in San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 27.

The team of 10 ran 18-25 miles per day in an effort to raise awareness about the disease, and how not to be limited by it. The team arrived on the East Eoast as planned on World Diabetes Day.

Boise's own Casey Boren took part in the approximately 3,000-mile run, along with teammates from New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia and California. Boren was diagnosed with diabetes in 2005, and completed the Canada Ironman challenge in 2010. According to an interview on teamtype1.org, Boren said he joined the team because, "I like Team Type 1’s program … helping athletes with diabetes prove to themselves and the world what is possible."

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