Nikolas Toocheck Holds the Record for Youngest Person to Complete a Marathon on All Seven Continents
He may only be 11-years-old, but, Nikolas Toocheck holds the Guiness World Record for the Youngest Person to Complete a Marathon on All Seven Continents. Yes, even Antarctica!
The sixth grader at Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square runs for more than his own satisfaction. Through his marathons, he has raised more than $40,500 and paid for more than 2,000 new coats for children. He created the campaign, dubbed "Running the World for Children," when he was 9.
By then, he had been running with his father, Dan, for several years.
It started when the elder Toocheck, an optometrist, began to train for the Air Force Reserve and his son, then 6, decided to join him. They started with 5K races and increased to half- and full marathons.
Nikolas's website is NikRunsTheWorld.com with a donate link to the charity. By going through his site any donations will be counted toward his fundraising efforts.