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Hungarian running 50 marathons in 50 days

Hungarian ultramarathonist Norman Varga departs from downtown Budapest, Hungary on June 2.

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Hungarian Norman Varga has begun a quest to run the length of 50 marathons in 50 days and arrive in London in time for the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

Varga is a 25-year-old former cage fighter who is not new to pain and suffering. At 16, he nearly lost his arm when he was pushed under a tram.

He will cover 1,996km from Budapest to London to draw attention to the importance of supporting young people.

Varga runs a foundation in his native Budapest district of Csepel dedicated to helping youth develop a healthy lifestyle and support their goals in education, science and art.

Varga’s journey began on June 2. It will take him to Slovakia, Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands before reaching London on July 27.









1. quest n.

追求 (zhui1 qiu2)

例: They have begun their quest for truth.


2. new to adj. phr.

對…不熟悉 (dui4 … bu4 shou2 xi1)

例: I am new to this game.


3. draw attention to / v. phr.

引起注意 (yin2 qi3 zhu4 yi4)

例: They used the performance to draw attention

to the issue of non-nuclear power.


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