Out friend Nick Wishart is undergoing a truly AMAZING race in a couple weeks to help spread awareness about some great causes, one of which is the Rhode Island SPCA.
Nick will be running 7 marathons, on 7 continents, in 7 days starting on January 30th. Check out more on his website nickwmc.com
Running has always been a major part of my life. From my high school days in Acton, Mass., to my college years at SMU in Dallas and after, I loved to get out and run. By the time I reached my early 30s I was finding my stride in the marathon. In my one New York City Marathon, I paced several women runners who were attempting to qualify for Boston. They did. In my three Boston Marathons, I ran faster each time, with my best time a 2:45:59, good for 318th place overall out of 14,573 total runners. But in recent years I’ve become more interested in challenging myself with something unconventional. Of course, running a marathon is hard. I just wanted to find something harder.
I first heard about the World Marathon Challenge a few months after the inaugural race in 2015. At the time, suffering from a nagging ankle injury, the race seemed completely out of reach. A year later, my ankle mostly healed, the race attracted more publicity and I was hooked. Between my love of travel, my passion for running, and my desire to compete in a more demanding and unique race, I couldn’t think of anything better than the WMC.
The first marathon will take place on mainland Antarctica. From there the running will heat up with daily stops in Cape Town, South Africa; Perth, Australia; Dubai, UAE; Lisbon, Portugal; and Cartagena, Colombia. The adventure will end on day seven with the final race in Miami, USA.
You can get updates on Nick’s journey here at our website and on our facebook page as Nick travels the world during the world marathon challenge. We encourage you to donate to Nick’s effort to inspire the world in this incredible feat!