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Athlete, International Keynote Speaker, Author and World Record Holder.
At 47, Martin Parnell wasn’t in running shape. Now 14 years later, he’s completed an astonishing 250 marathons in one year, set five Guinness World Records, summitted Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours and ran 1000km around the coast of England in 25 days.
In 2010 Martin ran 250 marathons and raised $320,000 for the children’s charity Right To Play. At the end of 2014 he finished his “Quests for Kids” initiative, completing 10 quests in 5 years, raising $1.3M for Right To Play and changing the lives of over 27,000 of the world’s most disadvantaged children.
With 25 years experience in the Canadian mining industry, Martin has held positions of responsibility in engineering, operating and human resources.
He is a Rotarian, an author and keynote speaker.
Martin is married to his wife Sue; they have three children, Kyle, Kristina and Calum and three grandchildren, Autumn aged 12, Nathan aged 7 and Matthew Conner aged 2.