Military Marathon For His Father
Running a marathon is not easy; imagine doing it in full military garb.
A Lincoln man will do it Sunday in Omaha.
Sergeant Brenton Duryea is looking for ways to offset his family's medical bills.
In June, Duryea's father underwent a heart transplant.
Duryea set up an account on gogetfunding.com.
If he raised $4,000 he'd run the Omaha marathon in his army uniform and bullet proof vest.
Thursday, an anonymous donor donated $1,500, which helped Duryea hit his goal.
Sunday, he'll have to suit up.
Duryea says, “I saw a lot of other fundraiser's on there. A lot of other people running marathons, I just thought, people in general just like to watch other people suffer so I figured it was going to raise more money.”
If Duryea reaches five–thousand–500 by Sunday he'll also carry a 40 pound rusk sack on the 26.2 mile journey.
If you'd like to help him out, visit his website, http://gogetfunding.com/project/racing-for-a-new-heart-for-my-dad.