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It’s a marathon, not a sprint

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Henry Philpott, Charlie Neuhaus, Jacob Brown

Henry Philpott, Charlie Neuhaus and Jacob Brown walked a marathon together to raise money for the Houston Food Bank.

Henry Philpott, a sophomore at William & Mary, was home early from college due to the pandemic. He and two of his friends, also home from college, came up with the idea to walk a marathon together – spaced at least six feet apart – to raise funds for the Houston Food Bank. They created a GoFundMe charity page and a documentary covering the walk, which followed the Houston Marathon route. It took them seven hours and nine minutes to complete. Family members and friends came out to provide encouragement plus food and water at stops along the way. Ultimately, they raised $3,236. Pictured are (from left) Henry Philpott, Charlie Neuhaus, a student at Tufts University, and Jacob Brown, a student at University of Pennsylvania. The friends met during their St. John’s School days.

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