Kid starts trek to run 7 marathons in Delaware

By Mellany Armstrong 10:34am, November 30, 2012 - Updated 1:02pm, November 30, 2012
Nikolas Toocheck
A nine-year-old boy is planning to run a marathon on each of the seven continents, and he's starting Saturday morning in Delaware.

Nikolas Toocheck of West Chester hopes to run a million feet for his own campaign called "Running the World for Children."

"I am running a marathon on each of the seven continents while raising money for Operation Warm. Operation Warm is a nonprofit organization that buys new coats for kids that can't afford it. I thought it would be a nice cause to pick because my grandfather started it," Nik said.

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He's raised a little more than $1,200 so far. Nik's very first marathon is at Cape Henlopen State Park. His next marathon will be in Ireland in May, and he's planning one in Antarctica in 2016.


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