Runner Stephen Sammut Nurminen is never one to shy away from a challenge, and his latest one contributed to a good cause. Sammut Nurminen’s latest challenge was a 16-hour, 132.8 km run which took place on Friday and took place in collaboration with Fortify meals, where the latter donated a meal to Valletta’s Soup Kitchen OFM for every 10 minutes ran.
The runner had told Times of Malta that the Soup Kitchen receives up to 90 meals per day, costing it a weekly €4,000 to feed homeless people. Sammut Nurminen’s run consisted of four four-hour laps with breaks of up to 30 minutes in between, starting at midnight and stopping at 5.30pm.
He stated that the fact he beat his own 12-hour personal best makes him quite happy, especially knowing that he is helping people in the process.