Thank you to Stevie in Portland
Many people will train for months, even years, to run a full 26.2-mile marathon. But for twin brothers Henry and Will Wadet, one marathon just wasn’t enough.
They decided to challenge themselves by completing seven marathons in seven days as a way to bring greater awareness to mental health.
The twins explained how they came up with the idea after Will’s house burned down and he was actually still in it when it happened. It took a complete toll on his mental health … and it was the first time he had experienced massive anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD.
He said he dealt with those struggles by getting outside and going for runs. After seeing his brother work through his struggles by running, Henry paired up with Will and the brothers decided to raise awareness of mental health issues by partnering with a charity.
For the last marathon, the brothers went out with a bang by running the New York City 2022 marathon, after which the two celebrated their seven marathons by enjoying a full American breakfast, pancakes, waffles and all.
That charity, btw, is called Beder which is an organization that's dedicated to reducing suicide and ending the stigmas that surround mental health.