Michael “Mike” V. Strange (born August 6, 1970 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a retired boxer from Canada, competing in the light welterweight (< 64 kg) division. He represented his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain.
Strange was named Canada’s Boxer of the Year in 1996. Two years later in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia he won the gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight category.
He is currently the owner of “The Highland Tap Pub” in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
To raise money for cancer awareness, Mike Strange started the BoxRun. He began running from Thunder Bay, Ontario towards Victoria, British Columbia on April 12, 2012. He ran 81 days of an average of over 40 km per day finishing his run on July 3, 2012 in Victoria at Mile Zero, 3149 km later. The BoxRun raised over $100,000 dollars for Childhood Cancer Canada and Mike continues to raise awareness and funds for the same organization and is currently doing motivational talks to both children and adults at www.boxrun.org. On May 8, 2014, Mike started another run for childhood cancer, this time he ran 94 Marathons in 94 days from St. Johns NFLD to his home town of Niagara Falls in honor of Matteo Mancini, a boy who was Mike’s inspiration from his first BoxRun, who lost his battle to cancer on May 8, 2013. Mike started this epic run, one year from Matteo’s passing and continues to raise money for his new charity, named the BoxRun charitable Foundation for childhood cancer research.
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