Aimed at funding spinal cord research, the Wings for Life Foundation has roped in global sporting icons to inspire participants to take part in a unique global event On a hot afternoon on May 4, 100s of people would start running from one of North India's sporting hubs Sonepat in Haryana to Karnal, a town roughly 100 km away.
These runners will be joined by thousand of others across the world taking part in a unique charity event 'Wings for Life World Run' that is backed by Red Bull in India. The Wings For Life World Run entered Indian soil on Wednesday with former track and field World Champion Colin Jackson flying in to New Delhi. Jackson was in India's capital to announce the sporting event that is looking to raise funds for spinal cord research through the Wings for Life Foundation. Jackson, former 110m hurdles world record holder, is the global race director for the event that would simultaneously be kicked-off at 35 race tracks across the globe, starting at 1530 IST or 1000 UTC.