Dr. Haitham Solh, Professor of Mathematics at AUD, has raised over Dh5,000 for the medical treatment of underprivileged children in the UAE. Dr. Solh partnered with a fellow runner and a friend from the UK and completed the ‘David Goggins 4x4x48 Challenge’ to raise funds for Dubai-based Al Jalila Foundation’s ‘Farah’ (Happiness) pediatric program, which provides life-saving treatment for children. The challenge consisted of 12 runs of 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) every 4 hours until the whole distance (48 miles) is completed, and it was a worldwide initiative that aimed at raising funds for various charities around the world.
The duo ran a total of 78km over 48 hours (Thursday to Saturday), equivalent to two marathons. Dr Solh said the challenge was “more mental than physical”. He added: “It was about having the resilience to wake up at 2am or set out at 10pm to go for a run, come back, have very little time to rest and then go out and do it all over again.” Dr Solh, 46, said “anything is possible if you put your mind to it”.
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