Endurance Challenge 24 raised around $20,000 to help TF North students impacted by the pandemic.
CALUMET CITY â Diego Duran had run at all hours of the day and night, but this was something new.
Duran and three of his TF North High School cross country teammates â Edgar Godina, Taiwo Iwusu and Olaoluwa Olagoke â were there from beginning to end of Endurance Challenge 24 Friday and Saturday.
The event, dreamed up by TF North teachers and running buddies Aaron Altenburg and Chris Russo, began Friday afternoon at Lincoln Elementary School in Cedar Lake and wound north over the next 24 hours to end with four laps around the TF North track.
CALUMET CITY â Aaron Altenburg and Chris Russo believe their teaching roles at TF North High School extend beyond the classroom.
"We're always trying to look for new and different ways to get involved with the school and community," Altenburg said.
Staying up all night to run 24 miles in 4-mile chunks over 24 hours is new and it is different, no doubt about that. So that's what the co-workers and running buddies are doing this weekend.
Ride along with LaPorte Police Specialist Justin Dyer as he patrols the streets of LaPorte.
Altenburg and Russo are staging the Endurance 24 Challenge: an overnight and into the next day event that starts at 4 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Elementary School in Cedar Lake and winds up 24 hours later with a few laps around the TF North track. The goal is to raise scholarship money for TF North students whose lives have been impacted by the pandemic.
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IDAHO FALLS – Dr. Aaron Altenburg was named one of the 65 total knee surgeons you need to know in 2020 by Becker’s ASC Review. Becker’s ASC Review, a national media publication focused on healthcare news and analysis, developed its list through nominations and internal research. Dr. Altenburg, who practices in Idaho Falls and Pocatello, was the only surgeon from Idaho named to the list.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Becker’s ASC Review and be included among such a talented group of surgeons from across the country,” said Dr. Altenburg. “I love helping my patients get back to their everyday routines. Total knee surgeries have advanced so much over the last decade and I have worked hard to make sure patients in the Eastern Idaho and beyond have access to the latest in surgical innovation.”