Cat’s Track #157 – Martin Parnell

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Welcome to Cat’s Track Episode 157, with guest Curtis Stange.

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In 2010, following a 25-year mining career, Martin Parnell started his “Quests for Kids” initiative. Over the next five years he completed 10 “Quests”. These included running 250 marathons in one year, setting five Guinness World Records in endurance events and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours. At the end of 2014, he had raised over $1.3m for the humanitarian organization Right To Play and 27,000 children had been given the gift of hope.

Martin has published three books including “THE SECRET MARATHON-Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan through sport”. His next book “THE AGELESS ATHLETE – Age is just a Number” will be published in April 2022 by Rocky Mountain Books.

Martin is also Executive Producer of “THE SECRET MARATHON” documentary. The Worldwide Gala weekend for this film will be held on January 29th to 31st 2022.

Through books, films, articles, keynotes and workshops, Martin shares his message of having a “Finish the Race Attitude – Set goals, overcome obstacles and achieve outstanding results”.

Martin is married to Sue, and has three children and three grandchildren.