Marathon Magic: Twin Brothers Run 7 Marathons in 7 Days for Mental Health Awareness

Marathon Magic: Twin Brothers Run 7 Marathons in 7 Days for Mental Health Awareness

Many people will train for months or even years to run a full 26.2 mile marathon.

But for the Wade twins, a marathon wasn’t enough.

Twin brothers Henry and Will Wade, 30, decided to challenge themselves by completing seven marathons in seven days to raise awareness about mental health.

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The content-creating twins from London have shared their experiences with Fox News Digital – and how they came up with the idea after one of their homes burned down.

“Last year, sadly, Will’s house burned down unexpectedly – and Will was still there when it happened,” Henry Wade said.

The Wade twins ran seven marathons in seven days, all for a good cause.
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“It was expensive [on] myself, my mental health… and it was really the first time in my life that I had kind of massive anxiety, panic attacks and a bit of PTSD as well,” Will Wade said of the loss. drama of his home.

He said he dealt with these difficulties by going out – and running errands.

Will Wade, 30, crossed the finish line of the 2022 New York City Marathon in an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Will Wade, 30, crossed the finish line of the 2022 New York City Marathon in an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues.
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After watching his brother overcome his struggles by running, Henry teamed up with Will – and the brothers decided to raise awareness of mental health issues by teaming up with Beder, a charity.

Beder is an organization across the UK and Ireland dedicated to reducing suicide and ending the stigma around mental health.

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Henry Wade said the brothers knew completing seven marathons would be difficult – but the difficulty, for them, would be temporary.

Yet many people with mental health issues face a much more difficult situation.

“People with mental health issues and [who] feel lonely all the time – they have these thoughts and feelings 24/7, 365 days a year,” he said.

Henry Wade, 30, trained with his brother Will, who faced mental health issues after his house burned down last year.

Henry Wade, 30, trained with his brother Will, who faced mental health issues after his house burned down last year.
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“While we’re getting a little bad for those few hours a day, what they’re going through is much worse,” he also said.

The brothers decided to document their journey for their more than 750,000 TikTok followers – showing the difficulty of completing marathons day after day.

After arriving in New York a week before the 2022 TCS NYC Marathon, the brothers ran 26.2 miles each day around town.

“Doing them back to back…it was just the most ridiculous thing ever,” Will said.

The brothers noted that days four and five were the worst – they felt like they couldn’t do it anymore.

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Still, with swollen feet and worn bodies, the twins persevered and made it to day seven.

The Wade twins documented their marathon progress.  They hope it will bring greater mental health awareness to as many people as possible.

The Wade twins documented their marathon progress. They hope it will bring greater mental health awareness to as many people as possible.
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For the latest marathon, the brothers came out strong – running the 2022 New York City Marathon.

“Doing them back to back…it was just the most ridiculous thing ever.”

“It was electrifying, like our energy came out of nowhere,” Will Wade said.

The Wade twins noted that maintaining themselves mentally was the hardest part as the five-borough marathon course presented climatic and geographic struggles for them.

The Wade twins congratulated themselves on completing the New York City Marathon on November 6, 2022.

The Wade twins congratulated themselves on completing the New York City Marathon on November 6, 2022.
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“That’s where the mental challenge comes in because you’re shrinking down to your core. Your essence is your most vulnerable state,” Henry said.

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The two celebrated their seven marathons the following morning while enjoying a full American breakfast – pancakes, waffles and all.

The Wade twins completed seven marathons in seven days - and said they were

The Wade twins completed seven marathons in seven days – and said they were “super grateful” for all the support they received as they raised awareness about mental health issues.
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When asked if they would do it again, the brothers said they were just trying to live in the moment: “To see these messages coming in today and these past few days has been so, so heartwarming. We’re super grateful.”

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For more information about Beder, the charity the Wade twins have partnered with, visit beder.org.uk for details.

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