On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781927330142_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $11.99
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
published: Oct 2012
ISBN:9781927330142

Marathon Quest

by Martin Parnell

reviews: 0
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $11.99
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
published: Oct 2012
ISBN:9781927330142
Description

In 2005, during a four-month cycling trip through Africa, Martin Parnell was struck by the power of sport and its ability to bring people together and to bring about change. Five years later, the 55-year-old mining engineer, husband, father and grandfather dedicated a year of his life to run 250 marathons with the aim of raising $250,000 for the charity Right To Play, an international humanitarian organization that reaches out to disadvantaged children around the world. In the end, Martin’s “Marathon Quest 250” raised $320,000 for the charity, and he personally visited 60 schools, inspiring thousands of children to get active in order to help the less fortunate at home and abroad.

Along with information on technique, gear, nutrition and the challenges facing new and seasoned athletes as they prepare for either regular or ultra-marathons, Martin gives honest and often humorous insight into why an ordinary person would attempt to do something extraordinary, pushing themselves to the limit, both mentally and physically, in pursuit of their goal to make the world a better place. Marathon Quest is an inspiring and engaging read for anyone interested in running, travel or philanthropy.

About the Author

Martin Parnell started his “Quests for Kids” initiative in 2010 after a 25-year career in the mining industry. Over the next five years he completed 10 “Quests.” These included running 250 marathons in one year, setting five Guinness World Records and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours. By the end of 2014, over $1.3-million had been raised for the humanitarian organization Right To Play and 27,000 children had been given the gift of hope. Martin is a professional speaker and the author of Running to the Edge (RMB, 2016) and Marathon Quest – Revised & Updated (RMB, 2017). Martin Parnell lives in Cochrane, Alberta.

Author profile page >

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by Martin Parnell

Quests for Kids

Quests for Kids

Changing Lives Through the Power of Sport
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info
Running to the Edge

Running to the Edge

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info
The Secret Marathon

The Secret Marathon

Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan through Sport
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...