Close your eyes. Imagine what it would feel like to run a marathon. Now imagine that you’ve run not just one marathon, but two marathons in a single day. Seems crazy. Now imagine you’ve run two marathons in a day, every day, for 10 months straight without a day off!
Meet Pat Farmer. He’s an ultramarathoner from Australia who is in the process of running from the North Pole to the South Pole. He covers 50 miles a day, except when he is using snow shoes near the poles. He only manages 16 miles a day in snow shoes.
Unfortunately, Farmer isn’t as good at attracting attention as he is at running. He is doing the run to raise money for the International Red Cross. His fundraising goal before he started was $100 million, he’s almost done with the adventure and only $100,000 has been donated.