Duluth Native Battling Cancer Gears Up for Marathon #92

Updated: 01/25/2016 9:33 AM
Created: 01/22/2016 9:58 AM

A Duluth native battling cancer is nearing his goal of running 100 marathons.

Don Wright, a Duluth East graduate, will run his 92nd marathon, the Memorial Hermann USA Fit Marathon, next Sunday. The marathon is in Sugar Land, Texas and begins and ends on the University of Houston campus, according to a release on his progress.

Eyewitness News first learned of Wright's story two years ago when he was preparing for marathon #74. He has not slowed down since. Wright is celebrating his 75th birthday this month.

His first marathon was Grandma's Marathon in 2003. He was 62 years old. A few weeks later, Wright was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that breaks bones.

Following his diagnosis, Wright ran a marathon in all 50 states and is now working toward his new goal of 100 marathons. 

According to a release, Wright would like to complete all 100 marathons by the end of the year. 

You can follow his progress online through his Facebook page, E-Race Cancer. There, you can also find links to his blogs on running and myeloma.