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55-Year-Old Grandmother to Document Journey of Running Seven Marathons on Seven Continents on Run7on7.com
Date:4/16/2008

and inspiration of helping a family member overcome chemical dependency. Now she's sharing that experience with the nation on Run7on7.com in hopes of informing other families that there is a solution and that addiction can happen to any family.

Physically, Linda is a far cry from your typical 55-year old grandmother of three. She's a trained runner who has participated in multiple marathons and triathlons around the world including Big Sur, Alaska and Berlin. She has also completed numerous extreme races including many Ironman full, half and Olympic distance triathlons, including: Ironman Florida, Long Course Worlds in Sweden, Ironman Lanzarote, Ironman World Championships, Kona Hawaii and Ironman 70.3 Worlds in Clearwater, Florida. Linda's journey begins with the nation's premiere Boston marathon and continues on to China (Great China Wall), Easter Island, Africa (Kenya), Iceland (Reykjavik), Australia (Melbourne) and Antarctica.

"She's definitely fit for the challenge," says Linda's coach and trainer, Keith Brantly, 1996 Olympic Team Member, Marathon. "However, she will be experiencing some of the harshest conditions a runner could face, from desert heat to sub-zero temperatures. It's a testament to her devotion to the Caron Renaissance Institute."

To learn more about Linda Quirk's incredible story log onto http://www.Run7on7.com.

About Run7on7.com

Run7on7.com is an independent, non-for-profit website funded by Linda Quirk and is currently looking for sponsors. The sole purpose of the website is to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Caron's addiction scholarship program that assists families in need. All Run7on7.com donations go towards supporting Cron's addiction scholarship program.

About Caron Treatment Centers

Caron Treatment Centers is a nationally recognized non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Now celebrating its 50th anniversar
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