When I think of distance running, I picture svelte Kenyans gliding through marathons on their four-foot-long legs. Holman Toyota’s Chris Allain does not quite match that mental image: I think you’d more likely see him in the middle of a rugby scrum.
But I’m wrong about a lot of things, and I’m wrong about this, too. Chris just shared with us that he once again barreled through the Broad Street Run with his family squad, Team BakerStrong, and in that ten miles they raised $8,326 for the American Cancer Society. To date the team has raised over $60,000 to help fund the organization’s groundbreaking cancer research, and for the past three years Holman has supported Chris with an Employee Donation to help fuel BakerStrong’s fundraising.
The event features 1,500 runners racing the 10 miles from Broad Street and Somerville Avenue to the old JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The run is widely considered the world’s largest ’10 miler”; recently, the event has become so popular that it created a lottery system to manage the deluge of registrations.
I didn’t believe Chris had actually run ten miles, so I asked for proof: Here it is:
It just proves to me that you don’t want to meet Chris at a starting line or a rugby pitch: he’s obviously a dual threat service advisor.