Thousands of Spartan fans gathered along with the Men’s Basketball team and coach Tom Izzo to participate in the first Izzo Legacy Run on Michigan State’s campus Saturday, April 13th.
At the race, Coach Izzo wasn’t the only one celebrating a great cause.
A huge Spartan basketball fan and firefighter for the Camden Police Department, Bob Bates has participated in different 5k’s and marathons all over the country.
“It’s all about the veterans and emergency workers,” said Bates.
Bates ended up taking home third place for his age group at the race, all while carrying an extra 45 pounds.