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1. Man raises $1 million for charity by running a marathon every day in 2022

On Dec. 31, Gary McKee completed his goal of running a marathon on every day of 2022 — and he has more than 20 pairs of worn out sneakers to prove it. A father of three, McKee lives in Cumbria, England, and would run the 26.2-mile route before going to work. This wasn't just about hitting the pavement — his goal was to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and West Cumbria Hospice at Home, and he did just that, bringing in £1 million ($1.2 million) from supporters. On his final run, a crowd cheered him on, and fireworks went off when he was finished. "It was raining, but everybody was out clapping and shouting," he said. "It was fantastic seeing everybody there. It's something I'll always remember." McKee ended up running more than 9,500 miles total, and this was an "unbelievable challenge," Hayley McKay, director of funding and communications for Hospice At Home West Cumbria, told BBC News. "The physical and mental strength he has shown is incomprehensible. Gary has not only raised money for two fantastic charities, he has sprinkled magic on the local community and brought people together supporting him with the challenge."

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