Colorado Group Recycles Old Shoes

Colorado Group Recycles Old Shoes

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(KSL News) These days it seems everyone is getting in on the green movement, even charities. In Colorado, an organization is recycling old running shoes and distributing them to needy people around the world.

"One World Running" started over two decades ago when its founder, Michael Sandrock, was running in a West African marathon. "Here's this guy, you know, barefoot, bleeding; he's still beating me. I just remember that trail of blood, and when I got done he was waiting for me at the finish line. He came up and gave me a big hug," Sandrock explained.

At the end of the race Sandrock gave his competitor his shoes and "One World Running" was born.

Over the last two decades, more than a quarter of a million shoes have been donated from across North America, 3,000 in the last month alone. The worn out shoes are recycled, and the good ones are cleaned and disinfected before their donated.

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