“Yasir Salem is a man on a mission. Starting with the NYC marathon in 2018, Yasir will run 50 marathons in 50 states, ending with the NYC marathon in 2019. He is taking on this enormous feat to honor and celebrate his late wife Gweneviere. In running the races, he is raising money for the Gweneviere Mann Foundation (GMF) to spread awareness and fund early detection of lung cancer and brain tumor programs.

While the “50 in 50” initiative may be new, distance running has been an important part of life for both Yasir and Gwen since 2008. After Gwen recovered from a meningioma brain tumor and the short-term memory loss that occurred after its removal, she and Yasir began running together. Gwen completed seven New York City marathons and the Harrisburg marathon.”

Elite VR is proud to sponsor Yasir as he takes on this incredible feat. We invite our readers to visit the Gweneviere Mann Foundation website to learn more about Gwen’s story and donate to this incredible cause: https://www.gwenevieremann.org/50in50/

Each week Yasir will be competing in a new marathon in a different state. You can follow his schedule in the link above. Good luck Yasir!