A LOOK AT FRANK FUMICH

 

It's a non-stop, self-supported 350 mile foot race taking place north of the Arctic Circle in Canada. It’s billed as the toughest, coldest, and windiest ultra race in the world. Frank and friend were the first Americans ever to finish.

 

The  Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is the world's oldest and most prestigious 100 mile trail race. The race ascends over 18,000 feet and descends almost 23,000 feet.

This non-stop 135 mile race called "The World's Toughest Foot Race" is run in Death Valley in July when tempts often hit 120 degrees.

 

MDS is a 150 mile, self-supported desert stage race over 6 days in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Runners must carry all their own food and gear for the week in their packs that can weight 20+lbs.

"The Race Across The Sky" is a 100 miler in Leadville, CO where most of the race is runs at over 10,000 feet of elevation.

150 mile ultra marathon from the coast of Australia to the top of it's highest peak.

Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc is a 100 miler around the Mont Blanc Massive in the Alps. It ascends and descends over 33,000 as runners begin in France, and run through Switzerland, Italy, and back into France.

The oldest and largest ultra marathon in the world that covers 50 miles. (both up and down years)

508 mile ultra cycling race through the Mojave Desert with over 36,000 feet of climbing.

31 mile stand up paddle in TN (flew home and ran the Marine Corp Marathon the next morning)

Molokai2Oahu World Championships

32 mile open ocean stand up paddle race

Racing the Planet's 4 Desert Series

150 mile, self-supported desert races over 6 days in the hottest, driest, highest, and windiest deserts in the world.

The Sahara Race: Sahara Desert  Egypt

The Gobi March: Gobi Desert in western China

The Atacama Crossing: Gobi  Desert in Chile

The Last Desert Race:  Antarctica

* also covered the Namib Desert

OTHER NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 Finished close to 80 marathons, in 25+ different states

 

* Half Ironmans: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

* Ironmans: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run

* Triple Anvil: 7.2 mile swim, 336 mile bike, 78.6 mile run

* Quintuple Anvil: 12 mile swim, 560 mile bike, 131 mile run

 

 

* Completed an ultra-marathon on all 7 continents

 

* So far climbed the highest mountain on 5 of the 7 continents:

1 - Mt. Vinson (Antarctica) 16,050 feet

2 - Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa) 19,341 feet

     3 - Mt. Elbrus (Europe) 18,510 feet

     4 - Mt. Aconcagua (South America) 22,841 feet

     5 - Mt. Kosciuszko (Australia) 7,310 feet

 

* Skied the last degree of latitude to the North Pole

   http://www.iceaxe.tv/expeditions/archive/

 

* Spartan Death Race finisher

   http://www.peak.com/death-races/

 

 

* After the Boston Marathon bombings, ran 78.6 miles and raised about $30,000.

   Two months later, Frank and a friend (with crew) ran from DC to Boston over 4 days raising another $50,000 for the victims.

 

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. - Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson