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Thanks - Amy
The Abbot Marathon Majors are Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and the NYC Marathon.
Brian Cronin started running a few years ago to get into shape. He signed up for his first marathon in his mother's memory who died from Cancer. This year he set the goal to run all six of the Abbott Marathon Majors in 2016 and also to raise $50,000 as he did that.
We talk about how he got into each of these very competitive races. Which race is his favorite and what his favorite race of the series is. We chat about how fundraising is challenging and how he's managed to raise all this money.
You can find Brian's story and how to donate at www.croninsmarathonsforacure.com
You can also find Brian on Instagram and Twitter @briancroninms
Thank you Brian for being a guest on the Mile after Mile Podcast and good luck finishing out this goal at the New York City Marathon!
You can find out what Amy is up to at www.amysaysso.com
This is a very quick show notes because I have hurricane Matthew breathing down my neck and I'll probably lose power between now and Monday.
Pat and I discuss her recent completion of the North Channel swim between Ireland and Scotland. She swam for over 14 hours and it took her two attempts to complete this crossing.
We chat about all of the details of her swim.
Pat has completed 5 of the 7 swims that make up the Oceans 7. And she's set a few World Records along the way and written a book.
It's a wonderful story and I hope that you enjoy it.
You can visit Pat's blog to see the wonderful videos at www.patgalant.blogspot.com
Also, she runs a Facebook group called Disapointed but not defeated which is a great concept.
You can also visit www.amysaysso.com to see what I'm up to as well.
Thank you Pat!
If you listen to podcasts on Ironman and endurance events you may have heard of the Ultimate Triathlon. Luke has given a lot of interviews on his journey including a terrific pair of interviews that you can find at www.zentriathlon.com .
That being said this is the kind of story that I absolutely love because it is something that if you didn't know he'd already done it you would say that what he did was impossible. But he did it.
Luke Tyburski put together the idea of the Ultimate Triathlon because he says he was "escaping from life" and wanted a "massive deep challenge"
You can find full details about The Ultimate Triathlon at http://theultimatetriathlon.co/
He swam across the straight of Gibraltar, Biked through Spain to France and then ran the equivalent of 14 marathons across France to Monaco.
It's crazy, right? But he did it. You have to hear it to believe it.
Because Luke has given several interviews about this event I do try to stick totally to the highlights of the event. Even with that condensing a 12 day event into one interview makes for a nice long podcast.
I want to give a great shout out to Warren Pole for connecting me with Luke.
Luke made a documentary of his journey which has just released. I haven't seen it myself but I'm going to and Luke ends the interview with a very special offer to anybody who wants to put together a group showing of the documentary.
You can find Luke on twitter @luketyburski
He's also on Instagram as @luketyburski
Thank you very much Luke for being on the Mile after Mile Podcast.
And as always check out my adventures at www.amysaysso.com