Seven Marathons in seven days in seven states
AND COMING TO CANBERRA ON THURSDAY
In March 2009 Sydney endocrinologist Terry Diamond ran solo from Canberra to Sydney in a bid to improve awareness of osteoporosis and bone disease. The Diamond Run, as it was named, was the equivalent of covering a standard marathon (42.125 km) every day for seven days.
Now, Dr Diamond has embarked on another cause. On Sunday 18 March he began, at Uluru, a trans-Australia trek that when it ends in Sydney next Saturday, 25 March, will have seen him run seven marathons over seven days – but this time in seven states!
And he has a new ‘cause’. This time he is running in support of the estimated eight thousand Australians suffering Retinitis Pigmentosa,
An Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Bone Disease at Sydney’s St George Hospital, Terry Diamond is incorporating into his seven daily marathons seven Australian icons. His sunrise run at Uluru and his second marathon in Fremantle today is to be followed by runs over the same distance in South Australia’s Barossa Valley (Tuesday), Victoria’s Great Ocean Road (Wednesday) Canberra on Thursday, ending at Parliament House, then on Friday he’ll run the Gold Coast Marathon route before ending his odyssey at Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Saturday. Perhaps nor surprisingly, Dr Diamond’s huge contribution to his cause has been badged The Eye-Con Run.