Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill to run in Chicago Marathon for good cause

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Detroit Red Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill will run in the Chicago Marathon to support humanitarian efforts in the nation of Zambia.

Players, coaches and executives are all trying to make the best of a bad situation during the NHL lockout, but Detroit Red Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill is going the extra mile (26.2 extra miles, in fact) to do so. He will run in the Chicago Marathon Oct. 7 to raise money in support of humanitarian aid efforts in the nation of Zambia.

Nill recently told MLive.com that he and more than 250 runners from his church and Plymouth have teamed up with World Vision and the combined efforts have already produced $400,000 to help provide wells and pipelines for clean water for communities in Africa.

As for a timetable on when Nill may resume his full-time duties as the assistant general manager for the Red Wings, there is not much to offer on that front.

Representatives for the NHL and NHLPA are scheduled to meet in New York over the weekend to discuss various secondary issues, but the core economic issues at the heart of the lockout are still far from resolved.

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