David Gething was recently interviewed by SCMP and he candidly talked about his journey to the World Records, his motivations and even his new book.
David inspirational story of finishing seven marathons in seven continents in seven days is anything but an ordinary feat. His interview highlights so important life lessons too.
“There’s always a conflicting pull between work and family and hobbies, and seeing that picture made me feel incredibly guilty. I thought about the toll on my family, and how everyone had dropped everything to allow me to do this ridiculous race,” David says.
Read the rest of David Gething’s interview with SCMP here.
David Gething has competed in numerous marathons including the famed Boston Marathon, Ironman triathlons (up to world championship level), Ultraman and multi-day European bicycle stage-
races and has set two new world records after winning the World Marathon Challenge.
David’s passion for long distance running and overall fitness came after a life-changing moment less than a decade ago when he realized he was overweight, out of shape that it was time to get fit.
David Gething holds both Australian and UK citizenship, but has spent the longest stretch of his life in Asia. When when not training and racing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, and working as head veterinarian at Creature Comforts Veterinary Housecall Practice.
As a keynote speaker, David Gething inspires his audience on the topics related to his World Marathon Challenge win such as motivating for change, dedication and self-belief, teamwork and even travelling and racing in North Korea.