publication date: Monday, November 21, 2011 (part of Fall 2011)

category: Humanitarianism

clue: May your hope not run short like his did.

explanation: Fox attempted a run across Canada in 1980, called the Marathon of Hope, to raise money for cancer research after losing a leg to the disease. He only made it halfway before the disease took his life, but he is revered today for the effort. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Ryan Dunn

trivia: This goo was originally created for GooCon: Villa Ridge, when Scott needed a "running man" for a theme of five goos inspired by Stephen King novels. Scott decided that Fox, a Canadian hero, was not a household name among American players, so he saved the goo for later publication online.

Fall 2011 Tournament: It's been a long and challenging season of the goo game, but now the music has stopped and some players are about to lose their seat in the game. Only one player will remain at the end of the tournament to be crowned the game's 50th winner.

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