Posts Tagged ‘Marathons’

A Truly Noteworthy Accomplishment

February 14, 2018

Is Bret Parker’s completion of seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Day 1 was in Antartica. Day 2 in Cape Town, South Africa. Day 3 in Perth, Australia. Day 4 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Day 5 in Lisbon, Portugal. Day 6 in Cartagena, Columbia. Day 7 in Miami Florida. The length of a marathon is 26 miles 385 yards. HM could not walk a marathon anywhere, much less in Antartica.

So this is a remarkable accomplishment for any human being. But Bret Parker has Parkinson’s disease. Rather than suffering from the disease, he has taken it on as a challenge and is winning that challenge. Bret Parker will eventually die, as will we all. But Bret Parker is most definitely a winner.

HM feels compelled to recognize Bret Parker. He is a true inspiration for us all.

This post is taken from an article by Amy Gardner titled “7 Marathons, 7 Days, 7 Continents” in the Health and Science Section of the 13 February, 2018 Washington Post.