Top 10 finish overall for Eamonn
I finished the job with a half marathon through the challenging environment in 2:08. Overall for the Polar Circle Polar Bear Challenge competition I finished 7th, so am absolutely thrilled. I gave it my all. Emil Zatopek once said “If you want to run, then run a mile. If you want to experience another life, run a marathon.” It certainly was a brilliant experience lacing up on both days, back to back.
Everyone has their own challenges, but it is how we face them, that is what truly defines us. These events have brought hope to a lot of people. For that I am hugely grateful.
Yes, I did beat all the US Navy Seals today, but it wasn’t about that. It was finding out that the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.
I fell on both days but in my head echoed get up, get up now, and keep going. “Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired” Robert Strauss. I made it to the start and finishing lines on both days, and for that I succeeded.