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A Bay Area man has decided to run eight marathons in eight days on seven continents to challenge himself, according to Stanford Children’s Health, where he works.

Brendan Watkins, 44, decided to run what’s called the Triple 8 Quest to also raise money for the Lucile Packard Children’s Fund, which is a charity that provides care for children and expectant moms.

ucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Brendan Watkins, 44, is attempting a Triple 8 Quest, eight marathons in eight days. The Bay Area, Calif. man is raising money for Lucile Packard Children’s Fund.

Watkins Monday posted on his blog that he finished his first marathon in Auckland, New Zealand, in about 3 hours and 45 minutes.

He’ll run Tuesday in Perth, Australia, followed by a marathon Wednesday in Singapore.

ucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Bay Area, Calif. resident Brendan Watkins, 44, posted Monday, January 20, 2020 that he finished the first of eight marathons he plans to run in eight days across seven continents. He is raising money for the Lucile Packard Children’s Fund in his effort.

Watkins is the administrative director of analytics in the information systems division at Stanford Children’s Health.

By running eight marathons, Watkins will have run 209.6 miles in eight days.

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