250 Marathons in 365 Days

Earlier in the year I wrote about Martin Parnell from Calgary from Cochrane, Alberta. You may recall that Parnell decided to run 250 marathons in 365  days this year. His efforts have gained media attention again as the year, and his quest, comes to an end.

In case you have not heard the story before and are wondering why Parnell decided to run 250 marathons (that’s 10,550 km!), he embarked on the quest in an effort to raise $250,000 for Right to Play, a charity which brings sports and play programs to disadvantaged children worldwide. So far he has raised $176,000, including $15,000 of his own money.

I ran two marathons this year and can’t imagine what he has put himself through to reach his goal of 250 marathons. I think it is truely an amazing achievement with a worthy goal.

If you are interested in learning more about this worthy cause or helping him reach his fundraising goal have a look at his website here.

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