Dick Breukink set a goal for himself to run 100 half marathons after moving to New Zealand

Dick Breukink was 52 years old when he started the challenge, and has run half marathons around the world to achieve his goal, clocking up over 8,000 miles. He took up running after coming to New Zealand from the Netherlands, although he isn't sure exactly why. Dick says it might be the beauty of the running trails in NZ. He developed an enjoyment of running on a regular basis and after a few years realised he may be able to set the goal of 100 half marathons in 10 years. In just over six weeks he will achieve his goal, when he goes back to where it started at Taupō (New Zealand) in 2008.   

posted Tuesday June 19th