Hungarian running 50 marathons in 50 days
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Run, Norman! Run!
Hungarian Norman Varga has begun a quest to run the length of 50 marathons in 50 days and arrive in London in time for the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.
Varga is a 25-year-old former cage fighter who had his left arm reattached after being pushed under a tram at 16.
He will cover some 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) from Budapest to London to draw attention to the importance of supporting young people.
Varga runs a foundation in his native Budapest district of Csepel dedicated to helping youth develop a healthy lifestyle and support their goals in education, science and art.