This weekend Nikolas participated in the USATF Indoor National Championship and was so lucky to have met two amazing Olympians. Gold-medalist, Bernard Rollen Williams III approached Nikolas saying that he'd heard about Nikolas's campaign and was very supportive of him taking the time to help others. Lacey O'Neal, Olympic pioneer who blazed a trail for equal opportunity in both gender and race, has helped others around the world through diplomatic service and the Peace Corps for decades. She told Nikolas she was very proud of him for helping others at such a young age and wished him the best. And finally, Nikolas became the USATF National Indoor Race Walk Champion for his age group. What a great weekend!
Nikolas did an outstanding job presenting at the Rotary Mid-Atlantic President-elect Conference! Complete with a standing ovation! Way to go, Nikolas! And thanks so much for the opportunity, Rotary! Check out some photos here:
Thanks, Candice Monhollan, for the great article on Nikolas and helping us spread the word about Operation Warm!
Nikolas Skyped with his mom late this morning while he bounced on the bed in his hotel room. Clearly still full of energy only a few hours after he finished the Punta Arenas Half Marathon, placing FIRST overall and setting his new half-marathon personal record! An unplanned, exciting, and fun experience to add to his long list of extraordinary adventures! A happy boy indeed! Congratulations, Nikolas!
Here's Nikolas enjoying a well deserved jaunt to the beautiful Torres del Paine, a national park that is part of the South Patagonian Ice Cap. Breathtaking! Thanks for the great photo, Sharon!
He did it! Nikolas is the youngest person to ever complete an entire marathon on Antarctica! Congratulations, Nikolas! We are so proud of you. Everyone, please show your support by donating to Operation Warm to help kids in need—Nikolas's motivation for running the world. Wohoo!!!!!
And the race is on! Nikolas leaves Chile tonight at 11pm to begin the White Continent Marathon at 4:30 with the sunrise! Here's Nikolas with Kristen De Sousa, a 15-year-old marathoner also running the continents for charity. They are both running on Antarctica tomorrow! Good luck, Nikolas and Kristen! You are both changing the world for good! Here's a link to Kristen's charity:http://www.justgiving.com/kristen-De-Sousa