World No. 3 Dominic Thiem took part in the seventh annual Wings for Life World Run that was held on Sunday. Over 77,000 people from 104 countries participated worldwide the charity run. Participants ran, walked or rolled from their homes in this years Wings for Life World Run charity run.
As a result of their efforts, they were able to raise €2.8 million for spinal cord injury research. Russia's Nina Zarina won her second consecutive women's Global Championship with 54.23 km while Michael Taylor of Great Britain captured his first men's Global Championship with 69.92 km.
Besides Thiem, other famous athletes in the run included skiers Lindsey Vonn and Marcel Hirscher. Thiem commented, "The Wings for Life World Run is a great initiative. And it's for a great cause, because I really hope -- and I'm pretty sure - that one day they will be able to heal spinal cord injury.
That would be sensational, and for sure a big day in history." America's Vonn, considered by many to be the greatest female skier of all time, commented, "It's incredible that so many people have come together for the Wings for Life World Run.
There's no other race like it. So many events had to be cancelled, and there's this one thing where we could participate together for a good cause." Austria's Hirscher commented, "It was great to be part of this Wings for Life World Run.
Running with the App was something new, and a lot of fun. It's really something to have in mind that over 77,000 were starting at the same second."