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Dr. Nicholas Ashill shares an update with the AUS community

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Greetings from Ohio!

Many of you are aware that I was undertaking a three-month run across the United States of America, a very serious ultra-marathon run from Los Angeles to New York.

On August 2, 2017, after running 3,941 kms, my dream to run from Los Angeles and New York to raise awareness of a lung disease known as pulmonary fibrosis came to an abrupt halt. I had three weeks left to run 922 kms to New York. At 8:30 that Wednesday morning, I was deliberately hit by a pickup truck when running on the shoulder of Highway US 40 approximately 20 miles west of Columbus, Ohio.  The vehicle did not stop and the driver is yet to be found. The accident was widely covered in the media, such as on 10TV, the New Zealand Weekend Herald and ABC6.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Sharjah, Los Angeles, New York, ultra-marathon, America, Student, American, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary, United States of America, Ohio, Lung Disease, New Zealand

AUS Professor Dr. Nick Ashill running from Los Angeles to New York

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Nick Ashill

On Sunday, May 14, I started off in front of Santa Monica Pier in Los Angles. I have now been running for over a month and on Wednesday, June 14, exactly a month after I started my run, I arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. So far I have run 1,484 km. I have run through California and Arizona, and I am about a third through New Mexico.

Blisters continue to be a problem, but this is to be expected given I need to average 50 km per day. So far I am managing to maintain this figure. My body is tired, and I am taking each day as it comes. The run is not about the 5,400 km distance. It is about 108 runs of 50 km each.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, United Arab Emirates, Los Angeles, New York, running, School of Business Administration, American, Marathon, Route 66, Marketing, United States of America

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