Pole to Pole Run

Update: Pat is already nearing the end of his journey in the Antarctic.

Pat Farmer during his pole to pole run

It seems being an adventurer is getting more and more extreme. Pictured here 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 his website to follow the journey.

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