PORTSMOUTH- The 33rd annual Elizabeth River Run Saturday meant many things to many people.
Mayor Kenneth Wright is the biggest cheerleader for Portsmouth’s health initiative to lose a half million pounds. “I set a goal of 100 pounds, and today I’m down 50. I’m excited about that, but my doctor said I need to lose 200 pounds.”
Michael Davis is legally blind. He ran the Boston Marathon, and he was a half a mile away from the explosion. His wife and mother were in the bleachers at the time. “They told me the bleachers were gone because the bomb exploded. I thought they were dead, and so I started crying.”
Linda “Sunny” Fox has a bucket list of 1,000 races to help fight thyroid cancer treatments. This is number 348. “I still have five races scheduled; even if I have to crawl, I am going to get through them.”