“The Crossing of Hope”, a huge undertaking by the Athlete Guy Amalfitano, is under way
The long journey that will see the athlete cross Canada, in memory of his hero and mentor Terry Fox (a Canadian athlete who had a leg amputated and who distinguished himself by his humanitarian work and the raising of funds against cancer) began on Saturday 13 May from Saint John (in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador). Guy Amalfitano, a Paralympic athlete whose official technical partner is Erreà, is in fact the individual at the centre of an extraordinary journey, i.e. "The Crossing of Hope" the intention of which is to increase awareness and raise funds for cancer research, an illness that resulted in him losing the use of his right leg at the age of just 18.
To complete 7,600 kilometres in 177 days is the huge challenge that faces Guy Amalfitano, who will cross Canada from East to West (covering on average 43 km every day), hoping to arrive in the city of Vancouver six months later, after numerous stages during which he will have passed through cities such as Montreal and Toronto.
The challenge is as demanding as it is evocative, and it will be possible to keep track of it every day on the athlete's website and social channels that are dedicated to the event, thanks to a special GPS system that will be able to locate Guy at any moment in time during his adventure.
We wish him the very best of luck!!