Ashraf Wallace, a British Muslim, has completed five international marathons to raise money for a global emergency response appeal, and he’s just one race away from achieving the coveted Six Star Finisher status. The title is granted to runners who complete all six of the world’s major marathons, including Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City.
Wallace, who runs for the UK-based international charity Penny Appeal, completed the Tokyo Marathon and is now setting his sights on the Boston Marathon, which is scheduled to take place next year. His goal is to become one of the few runners in the world to achieve Six Star Finisher status.
Penny Appeal, which works to alleviate poverty and aid in emergency relief efforts, praised Wallace for his dedication to his sport and his commitment to charitable causes. Wallace said he was thrilled to have completed the Tokyo Marathon and raised funds for Penny Appeal’s Turkiye/Syria earthquake appeal.
Wallace’s achievement is a testament to the power of determination and commitment to a worthy cause. His dedication to running and charity work serves as an inspiration to runners and people in his local community and beyond. As he prepares for the Boston Marathon, we wish him the best of luck in his quest to join the exclusive Six Star Finisher club.