UC Health Radiologist Completes 100th Marathon

Dr. Doan Vu Marks 100 Marathons with Flying Pig Run

By Rosie Ecker

Doan Vu, MD, came to Cincinnati, Ohio, from South Vietnam in 1975, right after the Vietnam War. Ever since, he has forged his own path at the University of Cincinnati, now serving as associate professor of radiology at the College of Medicine.

He’s also run, literally, many paths over the years. One hundred, to be exact.

Dr. Vu started running marathons in 2000 and hasn’t stopped since. He has completed a marathon in all 50 states and Washington D.C., where he has finished major marathons in Boston, New York City and Chicago. His favorite marathon to complete, however, is the Cincinnati Flying Pig.

For the past 10 Flying Pig Marathons, Dr. Vu has raised money for his favorite charity, Damien The Leper Society, which aids victims of Leprosy in Vietnam and the Philippines. This year, The Department of Radiology raised $540 on Dr. Vu’s behalf.

Dr. Doan Vu runs, quite simply, because he can.

“It requires no great skill, ability, just a little fortitude and time.”

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