Marathon run­ning

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“From a phys­i­cal point of view, my weight at the time was 260 pounds, and through run­ning for about five or six months I lost 80 pounds,” he said. “So it changed my life in that per­spec­tive.”

Through his train­ing for the marathon, run­ning ser­val times a day morn­ing and night, it gave him an op­por­tu­nity to ex­er­cise self-dis­ci­pline, “and be able to reach a goal I never thought I’d ever ac­com­plish.”

“I was pretty im­pressed with my­self that I ac­com­plished it and didn’t die in the process” he said with a chuckle.

Wayne com­pleted the marathon in 4 hours 47 min­utes. Also in do­ing the marathon, the marathon team for the Sal­va­tion Army fundraised 60,000 pounds or over $100,000 Cana­dian, for the Sal­va­tion Army to aid peo­ple deal­ing with ad­dic­tions.

In March of the fol­low­ing year he com­peted in the Kil­i­man­jaro Marathon, a 26-mile run up the base of the moun­tain. Like in the pre­vi­ous run, Bun­gay also fundraised $5,000 Cana­dian used to build two small churches in Tan­za­nia.

“I’m hop­ing to do an­other run now in Oc­to­ber here in Dar es Salaam with the Ro­tary Club, and might be able to raise a few more dol­lars to help go to­wards that.”

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