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Mark Edgar - Ice Marathon, Antarctica - In Memory of Brian Hoke

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BENEFITING: Navy SEAL Foundation

EVENT: Antarctic Ice Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 24, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 65

Mark Edgar

THE STORY:

I am running this marathon to honor the memory of my friend, Brian Hoke and all those who have died engaging the enemy since 9/11.

We lost Brian 6 months ago in Afghanistan, almost a year after we ran a marathon together in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation.   Brian was a former Navy SEAL and was serving as a government employee when he was killed in action overseas.  Brian was a tremendous supporter and believed in the mission of the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) and it was NSF who immediately supported and continues to support Brian’s family.    The SEAL Community is compromised of the Active Duty and Reserve service personnel and their family members under the Naval Special Warfare Command.

Our group of 12 will have the honor of running with Brian’s Gold Star Widow, Christy, who is running her first  ever marathon.   While everyone in the U.S. will be enjoying their Thanksgiving feast with family, our team will be making the 3 day trek to Union Glacier, Antarctica, and I couldn’t be more excited about it!

I am humbled and grateful by any donation you can make to this effort!

Si Vales Valeo 


Fun Fact about Antarctica:

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on the planet. The lowest temperature ever recorded on earth was -94.7°C (-135.8°F) in eastern Antarctica in 2010. At this temperature steel will shatter and water will explode into ice crystals. The continent also experiences regular Katabatic winds, reaching 300 km per hour (185 miles/hour), that blow out of the continental interior and make the Antarctic coastal regions breezy. Antarctica has an average altitude of about 7,000 ft, with the South Pole situated at almost 10,000 ft. Furthermore, there is little precipitation and the air is very dry. Indeed, the Polar Plateau is regarded as a desert and experiences similar precipitation levels to the Sahara Desert. The average annual precipitation in Antarctica is only 50mm (2 inches).

Antarctica has six months of daylight followed by six months of darkness. It contains 70% of the planet’s freshwater and 90% of the world’s ice.


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Brian Donahue

Brian Donahue

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Joseph Ventresca

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Sean and Sarah Reynolds

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Tara Stein & Jonathan Dosik

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Balabanian Family!

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