Chemotherapy Couldn’t Stop Jonas Gutierrez From Running 26-Mile Buenos Aires Marathon To Raise Money For Cancer Charity

Chris Wright

15th, October 2014


By Chris Wright


He may be currently undergoing chemotherapy having revealed his cancer diagnosis last month, but that didn’t stop Jonas Gutierrez completing a whopping great marathon at the weekend, raising thousands of pounds for charity in the process.

Running for the cancer charity Fuca (Foundation for Research, Teaching and Cancer Prevention), Gutierrez completed the 26.2-mile Buenos Aires Marathon on Sunday afternoon, taking to Twitter after the race to thank his fans for all their support.

“Thank you very much to all the participants of the Buenos Aires Marathon 42k for the support and encouragement during the race,” the 31-year-old midfielder, who is still on the books at Newcastle United, wrote.

This from the Independent:

“Gutierrez was part of a team of runners raising awareness about the importance of detecting testicular cancer early.

“Wearing bright green, Gutierrez had a special shirt with invisible ink that slowly revealed an anti-cancer message as he ran the race.”

While Gutierrez was busy preparing for the race in his homeland, his buddies in the Argentinian national team unveiled a banner that read ‘Strength Jonas’ ahead of their friendly against Brazil in Beijing the night before…


Truly inspirational effort from the guy. What a hero.

(Image via @elgalgojonas)

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  1. Maria says:

    “26-mile marathon”. Have we reached a point where people don’t actually know how long a marathon is? Is this a 26-mile marathon as opposed to the 26-mile London marathon, the 26-mile Boston marathon, the 26-mile Olympic marathon? A marathon is by definition a set length!

    And if you are going to state the length, at least be accurate. A marathon is 26 and a quarter miles (26 miles 385 yards)

  2. Davy says:

    @ Maria…Fuck off

  3. Oz says:

    Hey Maria, eat a bag of dicks.

  4. Jarren says:

    To be fair guys, Maria may have Aspergers.

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