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Photo Credit: No Stone

A man with a warm heart on an icy mission is running the Polar Circle Marathon in Greenland (the coldest marathon on Earth) for his non-profit! Here’s the iced tea:


Greenland (31 August 2023) — Stuart Deel-Smith will soon embark on a journey even the bravest marathoners would get chills from. As he prepares for the Polar Circle Marathon in October, AKA the coldest marathon on Earth, you’d be forgiven for wondering what possessed Stuart to do this.

The answer? A very warm heart. One that will guide him through Northern Greenland against the backdrop of the arctic desert!

Stuart is tackling the world’s coldest marathon for NGO The No Stone Foundation, of which he is a board member.

No Stone is committed to the Kalbaskraal community where they facilitate feeding schemes, a computer literacy programme, sewing classes and woodworking skills programmes as well as community garden training among collecting clothes and animal rescue collaborations.

Their work to uplift Kalbaskraal’s underprivileged isn’t possible without funding (as much as we all wish good intentions were enough to pay the bills) and so Stuart decided to do something big and icy to impact something bigger and heartwarming.

He will tackle 42.2 km in the blistering cold, past big glaciers and the ice world’s finest as part of the full marathon.

All proceeds from Stuart’s marathon are heading to No Stone, while Stuart has covered all his own costs to get to Greenland and back home.

You can support Stuart here for as little as the price of a coffee!

Sources: Tim Barry; No Stone
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