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Meet the man running 15 marathons in 15 days to raise money for teachers in Africa

Chris Robbie created the 15 For Uganda as part of his Enduring Communities foundation.

From Purpose 2 Play:

Since they launched, Enduring Communities has helped build three more classrooms to bring the student body up to about 330 kids, who are taught by 15 teachers. The foundation supports the school on a monthly basis in terms of funding teachers' salaries, breakfast and lunch for the students each day, and helping with school supplies.

"Eventually in the future, the hope is we don't have to support it on a monthly basis," Robbie said. "Eventually it will be able to run on its own without outside support."

In the meantime, Robbie has taken it upon himself to run 15 marathons in 15 days to raise enough money to pay for 15 teachers' salaries at the school.

For the past 11 days, he's run 26.2 miles in a different city in Colorado. He'll complete the 15 for Uganda Challenge on June 30, 393 miles stronger.

Robbie ran cross country and track at Westmont College in Santa Barbara before transferring to the University of Colorado in Boulder. He's run half marathons and one full marathon before, but that was the extent of his long distance running experience.

Read the more of Robbie's story at Purpose 2 Play, and follow P2P on Facebook and Twitter.

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