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10/28/11: Sam Fox ’09

When last we wrote about Sam Fox ’09, he was preparing to launch himself on an excruciating—um, we mean exhilarating—journey: a two-month run from Canada to Mexico along the Pacific Crest Trail. That’s about 40 miles a day, up and down the mountains, through blistering deserts and snow-covered peaks.

This week, Fox finished his quest, a feat supposedly accomplished less often than climbing Mount Everest. In the process he raised some $150,000 for research on Parkinson’s disease—with which Sam’s mother, Lucy, was diagnosed a decade ago. Mother and son walked the last stretch to the Mexico border together on October 25, capping a route of 2,396.5 miles, or nearly 100 marathons.

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