Bay Area Man Runs 8 Marathons In 8 Days For A Great Cause!


Brendan Watkins, 44, wanted to challenge himself, so he decided to run eight marathons in eight days on seven continents plus New Zealand, known as the Triple 8 Quest.

Between Jan. 21 and 28, Watkins ran 209.6 miles total in marathons located in Auckland, New Zealand; Perth, Australia; Singapore; Cairo, Egypt; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; New York; Punta Arenas, Chile; and King George Island, Antarctica.

Watkins works at Stanford Children’s Health in the organization’s Information Systems division where he is the administrative director of analytics. He is raising funds for the Lucile Packard Children’s Fund.Watkins documented every step of his experience, sharing candid insights.

(Photo credit: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford)

Jack and Carolyn talked to Brendan about his experience! Listen below!