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Man Runs 30 Marathons In 30 Days In Handcuffs To Raise Awareness On Porn’s Harms (VIDEO)

4.3Kshares Not long ago, a Fighter named Garrett Johnson set out to run 30 marathons in 30 days to raise awareness on the harms of pornography. But…

Not long ago, a Fighter named Garrett Johnson set out to run 30 marathons in 30 days to raise awareness on the harms of pornography. But if that weren’t difficult enough, he added something else—wearing handcuffs during every run to symbolize the addictive chains of pornography.

“Someone you know is struggling. They can’t notify you about it or explain details. All you need to know is that someone you know is struggling HARD. They have been pushed to the edge and they’re about to lose EVERYTHING.”

The beginning description of Garrett’s GoFundMe page shows a harsh truth about those who have fallen into a struggle with porn. So rather than sitting by and watching people struggle, this incredible guy decided to get out and do something about it.

He ran the same route every day in his hometown of Salt Lake City—26.2 miles while wearing handcuffs—for 30 days straight, and invited others to run with him while promoting the #PornKillsLove movement.

When Johnson completed his 30th and final marathon, he released a video detailing why he set out on this journey. Check it out:

Johnson stated his mission simply on his funding page:

For each marathon I perform, I have an individual who has pledged $1 per mile ($26.20 per marathon); 100% of these funds will go to an organization called Fight The New Drug. Fight The New Drug is a nonprofit that helps build awareness of the harmful effects of pornography. Their tagline is: Porn Kills Love. I love my wife, I love my kids, I love my community and I love you. I believe that LOVE is worth fighting for. I believe that if I’m not actively fighting against pornography, then I’m aiding its growth.

He explained on the page that his two-part goal was to raise awareness and also spark a desire for change in those who are struggling.

And if that’s not amazing enough, for his last run, Garrett even got the support from actor and Fighter, Terry Crews!

All of that is beyond incredible, right? But there’s more.

Soon after he finished his marathons, he biked across the entire United States to keep the awareness going.

Beginning in Yorktown, Virginia, Garrett’s journey ended up spanning 3,800 miles across 9 states in 56 days. He ended his journey in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife, who walked the last three miles with him.

Garrett with his wife Ariel on the Golden Gate Bridge at the end of his journey.

On each leg of Garrett’s trek, he dragged chains behind his bike to symbolize the weight of pornography on individuals and society. He did all this while wearing a Porn Kills Love shirt, which he had people sign as he shared the word about Fight the New Drug and the harms of porn throughout his ride. All in all, he estimates he handed out hundreds of Porn Kills Love fact cards while averaging 67 miles per day on his bike.

Check out his incredible journey, here:

Now, It’s Your Turn

People like Garrett are what this movement is all about—diverse Fighters from all across the world using their talents and passion to drive this important cause forward. We are always amazed at the creative ways that our Fighters are coming up with to lend their hand to the movement. This movement is alive with passionate supporters who go to amazing lengths to fight for love. What will you do to raise awareness?

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