October 13th, 2018.
Source: Daily Herald
“A standout swimmer during high school at Benet Academy in Lisle, Peter Krzywosz couldn’t stomach the idea of running.
“I grew up hating running,” Krzywosz remembers. “I was a swimmer. I couldn’t even run a mile in grade school for the physical fitness test. I would fake sick, say I had a cramp, and pull every trick in the books so I didn’t have to run. I was embarrassed that I could not complete one stinkin’ mile. Even in high school, I’d rather swim two miles in a pool than have to run two miles on the track.”
All he needed was some inspiration. In an effort to raise money for children with cancer, the 24-year-old Lisle man vowed to run 262 miles, the equivalent of 10 marathons, during the month of September. He ended up running 361 miles and raised $6,100 for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.”