Fast Eddy’s back
B.C. man running across Canada twice for charities
Edward Dostaler, also known as Fast Eddy, is back in P.E.I. and on a mission to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s and breast cancer.
Dostaler is on the latest leg of his cross-Canada run, having arrived on the Island Tuesday morning. The 27-year-old British Columbia resident is running across Canada and back home, without a support team. He started his run back home on March 1, 2015, and landed in Newfoundland and Labrador on Sept. 30. He’s now on his way back to B.C.
Along the way he’s been speaking at local events and raising funds, which stay in the province where he raised them.
It’s been a supreme challenge to keep going, said Dostaler, but he made a promise, so he’ll finish what he started.
It beats complaining about the world’s problems, he said.
“Everyone seems to have enough time to complain, but no one seems to act on (problems), but I’d rather act,” he said.
Dostaler expects to take about a week to make his way from Wood Islands to the Confederation Bridge.
While in the province he’ll be speaking at schools and will be holding a run and talk at the Running Room in Charlottetown.