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Runner shows support to local YMCA with 104-mile trek

Posted at 6:23 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 19:23:15-04

FREMONT, Neb. (KMTV) — COVID-19 disrupted many people's plans this summer. One of those is longtime ultra-marathon runner Adam Monke.

He was scheduled to run a 100-mile race in Kansas city but like many events, it was canceled. Now, he is redirecting that energy into a fundraiser run that will help Fremont’s YMCA which is supporting child care services for those on the frontlines.

Monke started running Friday morning at 4 a.m.

“I think by me going out and suffering a bit today, doing a 104 mile run, it will show everyone we will get through this,” he said.

All of the money Monke and his team raised is benefiting the Fremont YMCA. You can still donate directly to the center, too.

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