Statue to Capture Terry Fox’s First Step on Marathon of Hope

January 2, 2011 Updated: January 2, 2011

[xtypo_dropcap]T[/xtypo_dropcap]erry Fox will be commemorated at the site where he made the first step of his historic run at St. John’s, NL. Newfoundland sculptor Luben Boykov was selected to create the statue.

“Having a statue of Terry Fox at the location where he began his historic Marathon of Hope will provide Canadians with a place to connect with him and his incredible journey,” Environment Minister John Baird said in a release.

The Canadian government contributed $250,000 to create the lifelike statute depicting Fox dipping his foot in the water where he began his Marathon of Hope in 1980.