Two brothers run across country in 100 days for ALS research

Posted at 4:44 PM, May 15, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY -- Two brothers ran from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in 26 days and plan to keep running until New York City in August.

According to one of the runners, Mike Devlin, they're planning to run across the country in 100 days. Devlin said they may have bitten off more than they can chew, but it was the craziest thing they could think of to bring more awareness to ALS research.

"It's a very personal and dear cause to us because three years ago our grandmother passed away from Bulbar ALS. It was something that was so rough and so tough on our family," Devlin said. "My brother and I decided that we wanted to do something about it."

Devlin said he runs 30 or more miles a day, and not even an injury or two could stop the pair from reaching their goal.

"It's really been something that we've had to figure out as we go. It's kind of like that Mike Tyson quote: 'Everybody has a plan until they've been hit in the mouth,' and we've got hit in the mouth early. We've been adjusting ever since," Devlin said.

The plan is to end the first week in August in New York City, the fourth on the dot, with a few pit stops in between, like Denver during the first week of June and Chicago in the first week of July.

Their progress can be checked outhere.