Member of the Month
Congratulations to our August M.O.M. Michael Booth! Michael recently finished the 7 continents, a goal he set for himself back in 2005. This Tasmanian resident has also run a marathon in every Australian state and territory. We asked Michael what his favorite thing about running & traveling was: "I love running because of both the camaraderie and solitude, and travelling, because I get to spend quality time with my wife in our busy lives, when I am travelling I am not at work, I am meeting people from all over the world, and appreciating how lucky we are where we live."
While he cannot choose favorite marathons (it would be like choosing a favorite child) the Antarctica and Great Wall Marathons are two that stick out in his mind.
His current long-term goals include:
-Completing a total 100 marathons (he's already got 67 down)
-Running the circumference of the Earth (i.e. 40,075km or 24,902 miles) he is already over half-way there, having run 28,725 kilometres to-date.
There is a lot of purpose in this distance, as Michael runs to promote awareness of organ and tissue donation, in memory of his daughter Alison. You can see more about Michael's great initiative in this short video.
You can see Michael's SCC Member Profile HERE.