A San Francisco 5th grader has been pushing himself through a physical challenge over the last 7 weeks in honor of his grandfather. NiallMcDermott saw a movie, “Iron Cowboy,” about a man with the nickname who competed in 50 triathlons in 50 days and he was inspired to do 50 5Ks in 50 days to raise money for his grandpa battling lung cancer.
50 days ago, the 10-year-old ran his first 5K and every day after that, he ran another 5K. His parents told him he could quit anytime he wanted, and no one was really sure he could keep up the pace for 50 days. But Niall did it and in the process, he raised $4,000 in donation pledges to raise money for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation in honor of his grandfather.