A True Hero

Alina S. P2

My Hero

Some people take things to the extreme. They go far beyond boundaries that most of us take for granted. They overcome obstacles that frighten most people off the moment they see them. My personal hero, Sarah Ames, is one such person. Many people have run marathons, but only a handful have run 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days. During this challenge, she spent the better part of her day running, and the few hours in between were spent traveling. In addition, Sarah had to deal with added troubles like getting all of her luggage and passport stolen mid-trip. Sarah Ames endured all these struggles in order to fundraise for charity. She leads an extremely busy life but still manages to dedicate herself to running and charity, making her my outstanding hero.
Click here for my hero interview

(My Interview with Sarah Ames)

My Untouchable Hero, Mahatma Gandhi:

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Here is the link to my passion project:

Sources (both projects)

Untouchable Hero Essay and Passion Project

The World Marathon Challenge Club

This is a picture of the club Sarah is a part of. Once a year, they host the World Marathon Challenge, where participants run 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days. In 2016, 15 runners participated, from 6 different countries.

Running on the Union Glacier

For her marathon in the Antarctic, the run took place on the Union Glacier. There were no other people there, and throughout much of the run the track was surrounded by penguins and other wild animals. In addition, the temperature were consistently far below zero, making this marathon even more amazing.

The charity that Sarah Ames ran for:

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