Award-winning runner to take on seven marathons across seven continents in seven days

Runner takes on seven marathons across seven continents in seven days

For many, running a marathon is a huge challenge that requires full time dedication to train and prepare for. 

Imagine running seven marathons, in seven days across seven continents. Emergency Care Assistant Luke Wigman is currently in the Antarctic circle about to do just that.

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Luke Wigman winning the Volcano Marathon in Chile

Luke, who is based at Hucknall Station, joined the ambulance service in 2014 after a career in the Royal Air Force. 

During his time serving in the forces Luke suffered a serious leg injury when stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan. Luke’s passion and dedication to push himself through rehabilitation and recovery has taken him all over the world, including competing in the North Pole Marathon, representing UK armed forces and winning gold in the Invictus Games, and most recently winning the Volcano Marathon in Chile.

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Luke Wigman with his gold medal at the Invictus Games
Luke Wigman with his gold medal at the Invictus Games

Now Luke is taking on the ‘World Marathon Challenge’ with his running partner Ibi Ali. The two will be running 295km and covering 43,500km across Antarctica, South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

With every challenge Luke has raised money for the charities that helped him with his rehabilitation. He is now taking on his next challenge to raise money for the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), which will provide rehabilitation for seriously wounded members of the armed forces. 

Construction has started on the new facility in the East Midlands, and is due to open in 2018.

Find out more and support Luke in raising money for this worthy cause.