Worlds Longest Hockey Game
February 16, 2003 11:12 PM   Subscribe

The worlds longest hockey game came to an end this afternoon after 80 hours of ice time. 39 players (all with ties to cancer through loved ones lost or afflicted) participated to raise money for pediatric cancer research. What lengths would you go to for your cause?
posted by Starchile (7 comments total)
Personally? I'd run 26.2 miles. Twice.
posted by RKB at 3:55 AM on February 17, 2003

What a great idea – kudos to all who took part. Besides, ice hockey is a very cool sport and one that we don't hear enough about over here in the UK. And to think my ambitions only stretched as far as organising a masked ball (read, piss up in a dinner jacket) for Cancer Research UK in April….
posted by dmt at 4:52 AM on February 17, 2003

Good for them. I hope those folks are able to catch up on their rest quickly. That's a long weekend. And my thoughts go out to the people like the doctor's wife who is herself ill.

Yes, ice hockey is great. And I love to watch pickup games played outdoors like this. I rather failed at adult-level figure-skating lessons several years ago. But now I've become fascinated with the idea of learning hockey. Not too many leagues for middleaged women who don't skate that well, tho.
posted by NorthernLite at 7:53 AM on February 17, 2003

All the details are in.

Final score: 649 - 605 with over $40,000 dollars raised. Way to go guys!
posted by Starchile at 10:12 AM on February 17, 2003

That's pretty cool!

And it reminds me of the Microsoft Hockey Challenge, which started out as a small game among developers and has ballooned into an annual tour raising money for the Ronald McDonald House and other charities.
posted by ukamikanasi at 11:46 AM on February 17, 2003

I'd do an Olympic distance triathlon.

(RKB - which marathons did you run?)
posted by RakDaddy at 1:13 PM on February 18, 2003

I'd run a marathon, and my wife would tun two. She's blogging the training for her third. Go Team!
posted by rhbaby at 3:21 PM on February 18, 2003

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