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NYC to Buffalo - on foot

Ray (webmaster) on 6/5/2021 12:05:13 PM:
The interesting people you meet on the trail.... I joined my son a couple weeks ago for the last 100 miles of his Niagara Falls - Albany - NYC oddyssey. Along the way, we crosssed paths with Ken Burke of Buffalo, who was following the Empire State Trail route to RUN from NYC to Buffalo. 565 miles. On foot. With a target of 50 miles per day. And self-supported. Really! If that's not incredible enough... he is a kidney donor from last year, and he shattered his leg 3 years ago and was told he would never run again. Ken succeeded, arriving in Buffalo on May 31 after 11 days of running. I was so impressed by Ken's story that I put together a web page with some photos, links, and additional details: https://bikeempirestate.com/ken-burke-nyc-to-buffalo.aspx

 
wnybubba from Bflo/ROC on 6/5/2021 12:48:19 PM:
WoW! That's crazy, incredible and heartwarming! Thanks for sharing and creating the interesting page, Ray. I can't imagine pushing a jogging cart all that way.

 
Wanderingsoul from St. Mary's City, MD on 6/5/2021 2:06:00 PM:
Wow! This is an amazing feat! It's like running 2 marathons a day for 12 days in a row! I can't wrap my head around it. I respectfully take my hat (ok, my bike helmet!) off to Ken! He's not only an excellent athlete but a wonderful human being. My wife is also a kidney donor (46+ year ago) but can't run even 1 mile. I'm a polio survivor but cannot hike 25 miles a day let alone run! Ken will be my inspiration when I start my Bflo-Albany ride next Monday. Ray, thanks for the forum and the story.