A few Aussie gents are in their last few days of a mind-blowingly epic endeavor: running from Melbourne to Sydney. In 21 days.
Running about 42 kilometers a day, that's the equivalent of a friggin marathon a day! Most people train for ages for one single marathon, after which they can collapse into a useless pile of exhaustion and exhilaration at a job well done, and call it good for the rest of the year.
But not Joel Craddock, Nick Hayes, or Ben Maddern.
They set off on June 26, and have been going strong ever since. They've blogged every day from the road and as their most recent post from Day 16 shows, they're still alive and kickin. Their goal is to raise a staggering $35,000 for the McGrath Foundation, a foundation that raises money to place McGrath Breast Care nurses in communities throughout Australia and increase breast awareness for young Australian women.