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Santa Barbara Man To Run For Charity In The Sahara Desert

How many people would run 155 miles across a desert for charity? 2002 Westmont College graduate Deyl Kearin is taking up this challenge to raise money for the nonprofit Opportunity International. The 32 year old Santa Barbara resident will be among about 120 people worldwide to run an ultramarathon across the Sahara Desert. From October 28th to November 3rd Kearin will endure temperatures ranging between 110-125 degrees. He will also be running with a twenty pound pack on his back filled with food. The ultramarathon begins in Cairo and ends at the Pyramids of Giza. Kearin has already raised over twenty thousand dollars and that money will be used to fund microfinance loans for people fighting to overcome poverty in developing countries. His goal is to raise $200 per kilometer which would total 50,000. For more information about Deyl and how you can donate please visit

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