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Endurance Challenge Held in Wheeling to Aid Wounded Soldiers

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If you were in Wheeling this weekend, you may have thought you saw super heroes repelling down the side of a building. They may not have been super heroes, but they were doing their best to save lives as part of the Mount Everest Endurance Challenge.

The men were raising money for wounded soldiers through the Green Beret Foundation and British Help for Heroes.

Local law enforcement officers, firefighters and military officers took part in the challenge, which consisted of two half-marathons and a nonstop 24-hour climb and repel to reach above 29,029 ft. That's equivalent to the height of Mount Everest.

(Related link: endurance challenge website)