Via PanAm – Seba Vandermolen, Weking van Reeth
The journey of two Belgium guys, running 25.000 kilometers, from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to Ushuaia in Argentina, crossing 16 countries along the way.
Seba and Weking left their jobs and started April 24, 2016 to complete a marathon each day for 590 days! Their wives supported and accompanied them both in a van.
The two men ran for “To walk again”, a Belgian organization founded by their friend Marc Herremans, which provides custom-made sports and exercise activities for children, youth, and adults with a physical limitation.
2002 was meant to be the year for Marc to make his dream come true: winning the Ironman in Hawaii. Unfortunately, during training he had an accident on Lanzarote and he was paralyzed from chest to toes. His life changed forever.
Marc succeeded, despite his complete paralysis from the chest downwards, to be the 2006 Ironman World champion. A year later Marc went for the second item on his bucket list, the Crocodile Trophy: a 870 mile long and arduous mountain bike competition in the outback of Australia. Marc started as the first wheelchair athlete ever in this difficult competition and drove 10 days later as the first and only wheelchair athlete to pass the finish line.
Marc is more active than ever. He carries his message as a motivational speaker with full conviction. He established a training center where he professionally guides athletes and recreationists.