Most Father’s Day gifts go to fathers who are still with us. Winter Vinecki, a 14-year-old triathlete and aspiring Olympic aerial skier, is giving a year-long gift to her father, who is now gone.
Earlier this year, Vinecki set out to break a world record for her father. She wanted to become the youngest person ever to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents by the end of this year. Since January, she’s completed marathons on four continents, including North America, Africa, Antarctica and South America.
In 2009, Vinecki’s father, Michael Vinecki, died from prostate cancer. Vowing to help put an end to the disease, Vinecki, who has been competing in races and triathlons since she was 5, took her passion for racing and started TeamWinter.org. The non-profit organization honors her dad by spreading awareness and raising money for prostate cancer research.
“I was looking in the Guinness Book of World Records and I noticed the youngest person to ever run a marathon on sevenRead More »from Winter Vinecki Runs the World for Her Father