Marathon running is closely identified with the Olympics, incarnated in their modern form in 1896. (The winner of the first Olympic Marathon in 1896 was Spiridon "Spiros" Louis, a Greek water-carrier.)  Since that time, the marathon has seen a world wide explosion as an event where professional and amateurs can all compete. 

Fund raising marathons have become popular as financial support for the cure of breast cancer, AIDS, and more recently for such causes as local radio stations and sports teams, day care centers, and churches. In one way they can be seen as an extension of charity, in another as a recognition that personal effort can influence the course of great events.

This run is not for the money.  Governments around the globe have poured billions, and now trillions of dollars, pounds, euros, and yen into hemorrhaging markets.

A real answer is that economic problems will only solved by participation of everyone in making the difficult decisions now made by a tiny team of insiders.

In an age of dematerialized wealth, we are the ones who can put our bodies on the line, and end the ‘economic apartheid’ which separates the management of the economic, from the intelligence, strength and points of view of the 99% of the world’s population that actually generate the value.

We can run the economy.  And we will. 

 
 

LET'S RUN UP WHAT THE EXPERTS RAN DOWN

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