11 August 2011

Crossing America in 100 Days

This week Mark Allison completed a run across North America. Leaving Huntington Beach in California in May, Mark ran 3,100 miles across 13 states, finishing in New York on Tuesday. He ran an average of 30 miles a day, and crossed a variety of terrain including up to 46C (115F) desert heat and freezing snow - all within 100 days! 

'It was amazing. I did a sprint finish, though I'm not sure how. I couldn't feel my legs at the end'

The backdrops for Mark's run included: California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. 

The level of support is not surprising. Dedicating the run to his mother, father and brother, Mark has raised a very impressive £74,000 which will be given to his local St. Benedict's Hospice and The Children's Foundation. Both dedication and generosity - a great example of a Man of Action. 

At The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey, we enjoy celebrating people like Mark - those who accomplish great feats which mean a great deal to the world around them. This is an integral part of the story of The Wild Geese. 

If you would still like to donate to help Mark's cause, visit http://www.rungeordierun.com

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