Ironman agent to run 100K in one day to help beat leukemia

Local agent is an active community volunteer and skilled triathlete

Ironman agent to run 100K in one day to help beat leukemia

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

A South Carolina insurance agent has announced that he would run 62 miles in one day as part of a fundraising effort to help fight cancer.

Ernie Yarborough is not only an insurance agent, but a loving father of two kids and a four-time Ironman triathlon participate. He is also a very active community volunteer, spending every week at the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital visiting the patients.

Last year, he completed the longest recorded swim across Lake Murray to raise funds for the hospital.

For this year, Yarborough is looking to raise $100,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. WISTV reported that he has scheduled his long run to take place on May 12, starting in the Harbison Forest and running the same three-mile loop 21 times to hit a 100k.

"I see the kids up there and I see them going through cancer, fighting leukemia, and I see how hard it is and I always think, 'what else can I do to help?'" he said. "There's time I think about stopping when I'm training to do something like this, but then I think about my motivation. My motivation are [sic] the kids on my bracelet. Brayden Sox and kids who are battling cancer and they don't have a quit in them so how can I possibly stop?"

WISTV additionally reported that Yarborough will undertake the challenge with a friend, Jon.


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