Tyler Luscombe is this winter’s front-runner for the brother of the year award! Tyler and friends ran a marathon a day for nine days straight to support Tyler’s younger brother, Paralympian Brandon Luscombe.
Tyler, Braydon Kellet, Danny Larsen, and Mellisa Irish, all of whom are BC Wildfire Service employees, ran along the Crow’s Nest Highway through the Fraser Valley. The team ran from Penticton to Victoria, BC, alternating shifts along the way. Running a total of 268-miles (432-km) the team finished on November 10th. Fundraising to help cover costs for team fees and equipment costs for the upcoming ski season, the team has raised $2,778 to date.
Braydon lost his right leg at the age of 5 to necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease). Braydon and his family never the amputation slow him down. Since joining the Canadian Paralympic Ski Team in 2011 he has earned a podium spot twice in his career and has 23 top-10 finishes at IPC World Cup Races. He competes in slalom, super combined, super-g, and downhill.
To help Tyler and his brother reach their goal of $6,000 donations can be made at: