Update: Pat finished his journey in the Antarctic.
I did the run to help the Red Cross improve sanitation and water supplies. So far I’ve raised $100,000. A person dies every 15 seconds due to poor sanitation. I’d think about that. My legs hurt and I had a long way to run, but if I wanted to I could quit and go back to a normal life. Many people can’t just quit their lives.Pat Farmer
It seems being an adventurer is getting more and more extreme. Pictured above is Pat Farmer. He has begun an ultra-endurance run from the North Pole to the South Pole. He will run about two marathons every day for almost a year. And here is a point that baffles my mind: he’s going to do it without ever taking a day off! The reason that baffles my mind is that riding a bicycle around the world wore out my body, specifically the way my liver processes sugar and the chemical and hormonal balances of my brain and body — Oh! — and my poor knees. Pat Farmer is donating his knees to raise $100 million for the International Red Cross.
Visit poletopolerun.com to follow the journey. [This website appears to have been archived.]