Speaker 10 at TEDxDubbo: FACETS
“Inspirational Talk: 52 Marathons In 52 Weeks”
Tristan Miller is “that guy”, the one who ran 52 international marathons in 52 weeks in 2010.
Tristan Miller spent many years working in ad sales, before the “call of the wild” took hold. In the Global Economic Crisis of 2009/10, Tristan lost his job at Google when they shut down the Melbourne office. Instead of looking for a new job, he decided to take on a new challenge.
He sold everything, laid out an extraordinary strategy and left Australian shores to attempt to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks – 42 countries, 7 continents – raising money for the charities, UNICEF and Facing Africa. Tristan’s crazy idea turned into an epic journey as he traipsed the world, mostly alone, to see what it was like to run around the planet. He ran in all the major international marathons, including New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo, but also found himself in Rwanda, Mongolia and on Easter Island, in Chile, to name a few. He even ran across the frozen fields of Antarctica!