Philly 9-Year-Old To Run Antarctic Marathon, Making Your Life Pretty Much a Failure

One of these days, I’m going to get around to losing some weight, maybe even start training for a 5K. Today, I’d rather get a sandwich and cozy up with a good book. Why not?

There are plenty of 9-year-olds who go out running with their dads, maybe a few who run marathons. But there is only one 9-year-old we know of who is about to run a marathon in Antarctica.

Meet Nikolas Toocheck, who lives near West Chester.

“I just think it’s really cool and I’m really excited and I want to meet a penguin,” Nikolas said.

Nikolas and his dad leave for Antarctica Friday, the race is Monday, and the expected temperature is about 35 degrees.

Here’s Nick’s website. It somehow makes my Downton Abbey blogging seem less impressive. [ABC 6]