Minnesota Man Runs 75 Marathons in 75 Days to Raise Money, Awareness Finally Telling His Story

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A Father's Odyssey: 75 Marathons in 75 Consecutive Days, follows author Terry Hitchcock as he suffers the devastating loss of his wife to cancer and learns to navigate his life as a single parent of three young children.

We know that if we can instill in children the dreams of extending themselves to achieve in life, teaching them will be easier than when they don't have dreams. Terry's story should be read to every school child in America, and throughout the world, to help them understand the power of holding onto and following their dreams.

From humble beginnings, raised by a single parent and subsequently taken in by his grandparents, A Father's Odyssey: 75 Marathons in 75 Consecutive Days, follows author Terry Hitchcock as he suffers the devastating loss of his wife to cancer and learns to navigate his life as a single parent of three young children.

Then at the age of 57, Hitchcock makes the decision, against all odds, to run over 2,000 miles along America's highways to bring awareness to the financial and emotional hardships faced by single parents and their children - the everyday heroes who run quiet, yet extraordinary, daily marathons.

In the format of a day-by-day journal, Hitchcock details the events of the seventy-five days of what comes to be known simply as THE RUN. Bad terrain and worse weather, stories of friends and fans, injuries and mental blocks, and at one point, a run-in with a bear, all lead up to his triumphant arrival in Atlanta where he finally proves that impossible is only a word.

Terry hopes that his story is particularly timely and inspirational for families with kids who are returning to school this fall.

"We know that if we can instill in children the dreams of extending themselves to achieve in life, teaching them will be easier than when they don't have dreams. Terry's story should be read to every school child in America, and throughout the world, to help them understand the power of holding onto and following their dreams." - Richard Barbacane, Former President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals

Terry's incredible story has been made into a documentary film called My Run and is narrated by Academy Award winning actor, Billy Bob Thornton. For more information on the film, Terry's in-person events and this book, visit http://www.terryhitchcock.com

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