This is just a quick post to congratulate athlete Chris Moon on his amazing achievement running the 2012 AdventureCORPS Badwater Ultramarathon. The marathon is considered one of the toughest endurance runs in the world, with participants running 135 miles from Badwater in Death Valley to Mount Whitney, California, in temperatures of up to 55ºC. Chris has completed the marathon in an incredible 41 hours, 58 mins and 38 seconds!
Chris was kind enough to lend us his old cheetah running blade for the Reconstructing Lives exhibition at the National War Museum, and gave us a fascinating and inspiring interview which can be seen in the exhibition space.
You can keep track of Chris’s progress on his website here. As with all of his endurance races, Chris will be using the opportunity to raise money for a number of charities, one of which is O2E (Ordinary to Extraordinary) an organisation of which he is patron. If you wish to support Chris, you can sponsor him here.
Reconstructing Lives is open until February 2013 and entry to the National War Museum is free with admission to Edinburgh Castle.