Iowa teacher runs 5k for 343 days straight to honor firefighters killed on 9/11

  • Source: KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
  • Published: 06/02/2022 12:00 AM

Williamsburg teacher and coach Austin Mullikin runs with a purpose and a cause every single day. Mulliken is running a 5k a day for 343 straight days in honor and remembrance of all 343 firefighters who died on 9/11. He said he wanted to remember them because we all made a promise 20 years ago to never forget, and he felt like he should do more. It has been a battle for Mulliken running through injuries and sickness, but he has never missed a day. “There are times when I wanna stop and I just remind myself, hey, today’s firefighter didn’t stop,” he said. “They did their job and I have to do mine and keep going.” Mulliken is also raising money through the National Fallen Firefighters organization.


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