Posted: Jul 10, 2012 10:20 AM by Laura Wilson - KAJ News
Updated: Jul 10, 2012 10:21 AM
The man who won Sunday's Missoula Marathon was running for a cause with Colin Fehr telling us that he was hoping to draw some attention during Sunday's race, so he could spotlight his local cause.
The Missoula resident, along with a group of friends, ran Sunday to raise awareness about Giant Axonal Neuropathy, a rare disease affecting the protein in nerve cells. Fehr added that it's affecting several children in the Bitterroot Valley.
"We all ran with the jerseys. There were a few other guys that ran the marathon to raise some awareness for them. There's only 28 confirmed cases in the world, and there's three of those kids are in the Bitterroot Valley. Two of them are in the same family- two little brothers. So, we'd like to get some more awareness out there for that. We're the G.A.N Warriors," Fehr explained.
The former Griz track and cross country runner won in only the second marathon he has ever entered, finishing with a time of 2:32:39.
Click here to learn more about Giant Axonal Neuropathy.