By completing this race I will be able to join the 7 Continents Marathon Club and have some amazing memories and stories to share. It will not be an easy task, but hopefully through my efforts to do something difficult it will help to raise awareness about MLD and how people can help those affected by this disease.
I have been to Antarctica once before on a research ship that also took tourists. It is an amazing place and the last true frontier on Earth. The legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is one of my heroes and it is incredible to think of the challenges he and other explorers such as Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott endured with the primitive supplies and equipment of the early 20th century.
Antarctic conservation is very important to me and is something that I take very seriously. The organizers of the race take many measures to ensure there is no environmental footprint left by the event.
Here is the official video from the 2014 Antarctic Ice Marathon to get a feel for what I am in store for.
If you want to learn more about the Antarctic Ice Marathon please visit the official race website.