T-Mobile's John Legere returns to the Boston Marathon, wants to raise $300k for cancer research

Despite a lengthy recovery following a hip procedure, T-Mobile's "renegade" CEO, John Legere will, once again, bring his running shoes to Boston while simultaneously supporting a noble cause. Through competing in the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge at the yearly Boston Marathon (next Monday), the wireless industry's self-proclaimed Dark Knight wants to raise $300,000 to fund the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's efforts. 

Legere's total goal is $2 million, out of which he's raised $1.2 million thus far by competing in previous marathons. This year, he'll be contributing $50 000 out of his own pocket, and is asking supporters to join his fundraiser.

The 56-year old CEO acknowledged that he hasn't been able to train this year and isn't in shape to complete the entire marathon - in "less than three hours", that is. However, he states that if he can "walk or crawl", he'll be "doing this." When it isn't directed towards other executives or being too radical, Legere's stubborn attitude can be quite respectable.

In T-Mobile related news, last week the "Un-carrier" began offering BlackBerry owners $100 towards a new mobile device (including one by the Canadians), while BrandIndex's charts praised the company's consumer-centric attitude. Although he hasn't kept in tip-top shape, John Legere has been busy with making T-Mobile a relevant carrier again, and it shows.

source: See John Run



1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

U will Succeed.

2. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

The CEO the way they all should be. Worried more about the consumers than their own pockets. Bravo!

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah if you only REALLY knew the corporate world... This is just a strategic & calculated move. It is what it is. The only thing more corrupt than the corporate world, is politics. Sad but true... :-(

4. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Thats why they make the millions and we are just peons. Welcome to the real world son.

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

So true. +1

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