and the adventure continues....

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Give the gift of Mobility!

Running a marathon every month is a big challenge. However, it's nothing compared to the challenge that faces many who just want to go from their living room to their mailbox. That's one reason I've teamed up with Alternatives in Motion. 

Alternatives in Motion is a nonprofit 501 (C)(3) organization in Grand Rapids, MI whose mission is to provide wheelchairs for individuals with no health insurance or other financial means. In 1995 Johnnie Tuitel (pronounced "Title") founded Alternatives in Motion after he was unable to get a wheelchair of his own. The staff and board of directors at Alternatives in Motion firmly believes that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in society and not be hindered by mobility issues. Through fundraising efforts and private donations, Alternatives in Motion provides new and used made-to-order wheelchairs and other mobility devices to people who need them. Since 1995 Alternatives in Motion has helped hundreds of people with their unmet mobility needs in the Midwest and all over the country. To learn more about Alternatives in Motion check it out at: www.alternativesinmotion.org. Then join me in helping them to help others by making a tax deductible donation today. All the money goes directly to them.

 Alternatives In Motion


GUINNESS WORLD RECORD!

Seven Continents, Seven Marathons

25 Days, 18 Hours, 10 Minutes

6 November, 2011 Soweto, South Africa
13 November 2011 Ticino, Switzerland
20 November 2011 Curitiba, Prana, Brazil
23 November 2011 Fukuchiyama, Japan
26 November 2011 Bethels Beach near Auckland, New Zealand
27 November 2011 Cocoa, Florida, USA
1 December 2011 Antarctic Ice Marathon, Union Glacier, Antarctica

The current record for "Fastest time to complete a marathon on each continent (male)" is: The fastest time to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents (male) is 25 days, 18 hours and 10 minutes, and was achieved by Donald Kern (USA), from 6 November to 1 December 2011.

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It wasn't the first attempt. Check out my blog from the last couple times.

Around the world in 25 Days
November 18 - December 12, 2007. Again, no luck with the world record!  A big storm at the Patriot Hills kept us out of Antarctica for 8 days, so while bettering my record to 33 days, still the world record stands at 30. HOWEVER--the world record for running marathons on all seven continents TWICE is 307 days.  And yes, that was me!

Scroll down to my current blog and read about the whole adventure. For the two previous attempts in 2007, click below.

Guinness World Record(tm) Marathons on Seven Continents in 25 Days - Including the Seven Continents Blog!

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Click this or scroll down to find my normal, everyday blog. Sometimes people find it mildly amusing. Sometimes they don't.

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My biggest project of the year:

The Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon!

This website designed & maintained by "Marathon" Don Kern, solely for my own amusement.  You can't buy anything here, (NO WAIT! CLICK HERE) but if you want to stop by and buy me a beer sometime, that would be cool.

All stories copyright Don Kern unless otherwise noted.

 

Interview on K-LITE in Santa Barbara

 

Don Kern at the South Pole
Marathon Don at the South Pole - The Story

 naked at the south pole
I heard once that you lose 90% of your body heat through your head, so I kept my hat on.

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Stuff my friends are doing -- check it out!!

Dan Manning, one of my best drinking buddies, has struck again with his FIRST BOOK, Android Down. I am the proud owner of one of the first copies, autographed, of course. Check it out, his stuff is always fun to read. danmanning.com

 Dan's Movie

Yes!  He was naked at the North Pole too!

North Pole Marathon, 2003

 

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High Point Adventures

Marathons, Mountains & Microbrews
The Adventure Begins

Marathons, Mountains and Microbrews
Hawaii

Marathons, Mountains & Microbrews
Mt. Borah & the Mesa Falls Marathon

Marathons, Mountains & Microbrews
Vermont

Marathons, Mountains & Microbrews
New England Highpoints & New Hampshire

Marathons, Mountains, Microbrews & Marines

Marathons, Mountains & Microbrews - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Marathons, Mountains & Microbrews
Missouri

Marathons, Mountains & Microbrews
 Colorado

For more information

State High Points
Highpointers.org

Geocaching

Email me

Story about Marathon Don in the Penasee Globe by Scott Sullivan

the Paper article - Streaking the South Beltline

Michigan Runner Story - Running Naked on the South Beltline

Published Articles and Stories

North Pole Marathon

Cheyenne Wyoming Marathon

Cool Links

Hey--check this out:  www.ultramarathonman.com

Check out the January/February 2004 Issue of Marathon and Beyond
North Pole Marathon Journal  by Don Kern.

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"I don't care what Marathon Don lets his chickens do. You're not crossing the road."

 

No animals were injured in any
way in the development of this website.

Past Adventures

The Legend of Dr. Rick and the Pickle Juice
(The Detroit Marathon)

Doing 69 in Alaska
 Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon
Anchorage, Alaska

Tucson Marathon

The Little Mexican's
First Marathon
(San Antonio Marathon)

Bismarck
Marathon

Pikes Peak

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