The Marathon Grand Slam Club? What in the world is that? If you asked me this question in 2015, that would be my answer. In 2016, things changed drastically after I drank the Kool-Aid at a cool place: the North Pole!
The Marathon Grand Slam Club is comprised of runners who have completed a marathon on each of the Seven Continents and on the Arctic Ocean at the North Pole Marathon. Thanks to the friends I met from the 2016 North Pole Marathon who have completed the Marathon Grand Slam, this immediately became my bucket list item.
Caught the running bug less than two years ago, I completed San Diego's Half Marathon Triple Crown series in 2015 and qualified for the first qualifiers-only half marathon - the USA Half Marathon in November 2015. At that time, I was asking myself the question: what is next? Step up to a marathon or give triathlon a shot?
One day, the answer landed in my hands without me trying.