“After my Everest Challenge a while back, which was already a special achievement, this is something I want to do for two reasons. First and foremost, I was overwhelmed by the positive feedback for my Everest Challenge in the beginning of the year. I want to raise as much awareness and funds as possible for the fight against cancer. The second reason is that I love to challenge my limits. I love to go above and beyond, trying to see what my body and mind are capable of. And what’s a better way to do this than running seven marathons within a week? It will possibly be the challenge that embodies my motto ‘shut up legs’ like nothing else I’ve ever done before. Of course, people might think I’m crazy to do something like this. But hey, I never said I wasn‘t,” Voigt said in a statement.
The event is called Jensie’s Marathon Madness and will take place between 2nd and 8th January 2018 on the 7.1km-long Grunewald course. Anyone who cares to join Jens is more than welcomed to do so. You can run a round of 7 km, 21 km or the whole marathon – on any of the 7 days.
For the rest of us, donations to the Tour de Cure can be made HERE. And Jens Voigt’s mad Strava account can be followed HERE.