In the home stretch: Fast Eddy returning to Kamloops

By Jill Sperling
October 1, 2016 - 10:06am

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops man who goes by the name Fast Eddy is racing towards his hometown on the return leg of his cross-country run. 

Edward Dostaler began his run in Vancouver on March 1, 2015 to raise money for breast cancer and Alzheimer's charities. 

Dostaler says his solo journey has opened his eyes to the kindness of strangers. 

"I'm much more humble now and appreciative of all the people that have actually helped out," Dolstaler said. "It's really people that have kept it going. Truckers are amazing. A simple random act of kindness that can create an endless ripple, someone handing out water and those kind of things. You really appreciate peoples' time."

Dostaler says he'll be reaching the Kamloops sign sometime this evening, Oct. 1, and has a busy day of activities planned for Sunday. 

"In the morning I'll be running into the Run for the Cure, and then ... at 3 p.m. I'll be running into McDonald Park for the 'I've reached Kamloops' kind of moment." 

While he's eager to be back home, Dostaler won't get to rest in Kamloops for very long. 

"It's going to be extremely hard to finish as once you are in this area you get this comfort feeling and you've still got to keep going and you've got roughly around 28 days left," he said. "You've just got to make it past that."

The run ends Oct. 29 in Victoria, B.C.

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