Scott Cannata dipped his toe into the Pacific Ocean in Port Renfrew, B.C. yesterday, bringing one long journey to an end.
You may have met Cannata when we spoke to him in September, or read the update when he won an iRunAward in November, or maybe you heard him talk to Mark Sutcliffe on iRun: The Running Show in December.
Cannata, 25, decided to run across Canada, like his hero Terry Fox, to raise funds for cancer research. The eight month journey began in St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 1, 2011 and covered 8,778 km through 10 provinces, raising $40,000 to fund future research grants. The fundraising fell short of Cannata’s goal of $2 for every Canadian, however, it is inarguable that he inspired thousands of Canadians just as he was once inspired by a determined young man – and for each who go on to do something, no matter how small, the world will be a better place in immeasurable ways.
Congratulations, Scott, on your incredible accomplishments!