What goes through your mind when you’re stranded at the North Pole, just finished a marathon and unsure if the plane is going to be able to get back for you? For most of us it would be blind panic, but not for Doug White!
Doug stranded in North Pole after another extreme marathon
This was just another adventure on his quest to complete 31 marathons across the globe in memory of his late mother. A 20 year retired veteran of the US Air Force, he had long been interested in travel, meeting new people, and seeing what new adventures lay in wait over the horizon.
Doug, who is a father to four children, is currently based in Tampa, Florida, with his wife Cindy – apart from when he is travelling the world taking on another endurance event!
Never one to do things in half measures, Doug took up marathons in a big way during 2010 with the goal of running 31 of them, using the T-shirts to have a quilt made in honor of his late mother. Easily done in the US you would think – but where’s the challenge in that when you can tackle the most difficult marathons in the world along the way!
Some of his Marathons include Great Wall of China, Kilimanjaro, Inca Trail Marathon (finish line over looks Machu Picchu), Antarctica, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, North Pole Marathon, Disney Marathon Weekend (4 races in 4 days). His quest culminated in November 2017, when he tackled the ancient original marathon course dating back over 2500 years – Athens!
Doug is one of a small number of people to have completed a recognised marathon on all seven continents and the North Pole – and he’s only been running them since he turned 39 years old!
Now looking to the horizon again to complete ultra marathons on every continent he joins Stevie to share his story, his motivation, his zest for life and to allow you to draw from his strategies & wealth of knowledge in fitness, training, endurance, happiness, achieving your goals and living the life that you crave and to answer the question…“What comes next?”
Book your place on the event below and open your mind to the possibilities of doing things you thought were beyond you or never even knew were out there waiting!