Cancer Doesn't Stop Duluth Native Don Wright

Updated: August 16, 2018 08:15 PM

Don Wright never stopped running marathons, even after he was diagnosed with cancer.


In 2003 Don was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer with no cure. He was only given a few years to live.

Yet in 2018, the 77-year old has run 100 marathons while on cancer treatment. Don runs to raise awareness for new cancer treatments and the importance of providing access to them.

"Because my cancer is managed by the advanced treatments, I can get up and run any morning that I want to and I do go out and run about four times a week and I walk fast with my wife and daughter two times a week." shared Don.

The former Duluth resident is now tackling the Minnesota Senior Games in Mankato this weekend. He will certainly be busy too - as he'll race in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500.

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