|04-17-2009, 12:40 PM||#1|
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Man on cross-country trek to honor Tillman
Former Army Ranger Fanning has walked 20 miles per day since Sept. 17
MESA, Ariz. - One would think, after seven months and nearly 3,000 miles of walking across America, that Rory Fanning could get a small break. Not yet.
Fanning is a former Army Ranger and friend of Pat Tillman, the Arizona State and Arizona Cardinals star who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in April 2004. In his memory, and to raise funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, Fanning has spent every day since Sept. 17 walking westward from Virginia Beach, Va., averaging 20 miles per day in a trek that will end in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Fanning is in Tempe for the fifth annual Pat's Run on Saturday, a 4.2-mile race that begins outside Sun Devil Stadium and ends on the 42-yard line (Tillman wore No. 42 at Arizona State). Fanning will be the race starter.
Pat Tillman must have been one inspiring guy-