Marathon man Andrei Gligor is planning to run 2045 km in total between 2017 and 2019 with the purpose of raising funds for the reforestation of the south of Romania.
Andrei Gligor will run in the toughest seven marathons in the world and he also hopes to raise awareness about this important issue and convince people to join an important project called The Forest of the Children.
He will first run at the beginning of April in Namibia. He will run for 250 kilometres in a temperature of over 35 degrees. This is the beginning of the CaliVita 7 Deserts series that includes marathons on seven continents.
The funds raised will go towards the reforestation of 7 hectares of degraded land in the south of Romania.
Andrei has been running for the last 6 years over 20,000 kilometres for different causes. He hopes to inspire others to do the same. Andrei was not always into sports. In fact, he started running after he went into surgery for a meniscus fracture six years ago. His first marathon was in Atena 2011 where he ran 42 kilometres and then he started running in marathons over 100 kilometres.
He has also participated in the Marathon de Sables which supposes running in Sahara for over 250 kilometres.