Author: Winter Vinecki

  • Winter Vinecki - What's Next
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    What’s Next?

    On November 10th I set a world record by becoming the youngest person in the world to run a marathon on all seven continents. A record set not for me, but in memory of my dad and the one in six men affected by prostate cancer. It was a dream that I envisioned at age…

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    A World Record – A Dream Realized

    I’m sitting on a plane on the long journey back home from Athens by way of Frankfurt, Germany. I’m fulfilled, happy, sore, exhausted and a bit overwhelmed at the thought of having achieved a dream. Catching a dream, like catching butterflies as a kid. Catching a dream, like the dream catcher that hangs over my…

  • Winter Vinecki - Running the Trails of Chinggis Khaan
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    Running the Trails of Chinggis Khaan

    I spent a week in August in a Ger, the Mongolian term for a Russian yurt, in remote northern Mongolia. Morning views were of the sunrise over Lake Hovsgol, the “Mother Lake,” with the reflection of the distant mountains painted across the still water. The mornings were so quite, that if one looked hard enough,…

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    Running the “Toughest Marathon in the World” at Age 14

    “You’re too young.” “You can’t run our marathon, but you can run our 5K.” “Wait until you get older.” “You must be 18 years old.” “NO!” Over and over, these are the responses that I got when I was seeking a marathon in South America as part of my World Marathon Tour for Prostate Cancer Awareness. My…

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    A World Record in Antarctica, and Much More

    THE JOURNEY BEGINS They say the Drake Passage has the roughest seas in the world. Today’s 60-knot winds and 35-foot waves reassured us of that fact. We clung to items being thrown across the ship and struggled to keep our footing. Somehow it seems we have not yet crossed the finish line for the 2013…

  • Winter Vinecki - Perseverance
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    I planned on writing this blog post from a plane, headed to Buenos Aires. I envisioned sharing thoughts that I had in my head as I departed to the “end of the world,” Antarctica, my third stop in my World Marathon Tour for Prostate Cancer. It has been five years of planning to get to…

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    Power to the (13-Year-Old) She

    On September 29th, I completed marathon number two of seven. What does seven signify? The seven continents of the world. My journey began at age nine, sitting on my couch at home flipping through the Guinness Book of World Records. I stumbled across the youngest person to run a marathon on every continent, then held…

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