Each stride of Eric Domingo is much more than a step towards the goal, it is a hymn to life. The young Catalan has broken the Guinness record for a marathon by pushing a wheelchair, his mother’s, in the 42nd edition of the Zurich Maratn de Barcelona. Forty-two kilometers and one hundred ninety-five meters whose objective is not to be the fastest but give visibility to multiple sclerosis. Domingo and his mother made them in 2 hours, 53 minutes and 28 seconds.
As he explains himself, it is the second cause of neurological disability in people between 20 and 40 years of age and affects women more than men (70-30). In Spain there are 46,000 affected and 7,000 of them are in Catalonia.
His hobby is running. They already tried to beat the Guinness Record last year in the Seville Marathon, but they did a time of 3:30. “So I made myself a promise: that this record will have the name of my mother and Multiple Sclerosis,” he said.
Silvia Roldn, her mother, had Covid-19 in August and was about to die. “But thanks to his strength and his will to live he recovered. His motivation was to be able to cross a goal again, do another marathon, at home, with his friends, with his people, making history, “he says. And they have achieved it. Challenge and dream come true.
“Today is the happiest day of my life. We have achieved it and at home. Thank you all, “his mother acknowledged after the Barcelona Marathon.
Domingo has also launched the “42kmcorrieEMdo” campaign on the migranodearena.org platform and it has been proposed to raise 3,000 euros. It is already for 2,251 of 59 donations.
Everybody the funds will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation to improve the quality of life of patients and advance research into the disease.