It was 6 a.m. in Kuwait when the race began. The finish line for Ruben Cavazos, 48, was 100 miles away, but every agonizing step helped raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
There was no relay team. There were no breaks. Just 100 miles of running in the heat of a Kuwaiti day and the cold of the night.
Ruben developed blisters that nagged his feet. His stomach felt the stress after the first 25 miles and prevented him from snacking, which is required to sustain energy and strength for the second part of the run. But quitting was not part of the equation.
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