Cage Fighter to Run 50 Marathons to Olympics

Athlete will complete a marathon each day

Caty Enders

A former cage fighter began running from Budapest to London on Saturday with the intention of completing a daily marathon before arriving in time for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games. Hungarian Norman Varga will run 1,240 miles in an effort to raise money for his children’s foundation. “I want to be a role model through the things I do in my life,” said Varga, who had his arm reattached after a train accident when he was 16. The route will take him through Austria, Belgium, and France, before reaching London on July 27.

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