A local man is taking on an extreme challenge to raise money for a great cause — Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.
Michael Crome is running seven marathons in seven days on all seven continents. It’s part of the World Marathon Challenge and it starts in January.
Crome says he’s taking on this extreme physical challenge to raise $25,000 for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, a local organization that teaches Clark County students the importance of financial literacy, workforce readiness and even promotes young entrepreneurs.
“When I’m running the times that I am, I’m not in pain I really will be thinking about these kids that we support and how every dollar counts and what we bring in will absolutely make a difference in these kids lives and so that’s what I’ll be thinking about as I’m running,” said marathon runner Michael Crome.
The World Marathon Challenge started just a few years ago. It takes place once every year and it is incredibly grueling.
Last year, only about 50 people took part from around the world.
The first marathon takes place in Antarctica, then on to Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and ends in North America. They are flying from place to place so that alone will take 63 hours of that seven days.
The marathon begins Monday, Jan. 28.
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