Peter's 1,000 half-marathon journey:

Pushing the limits of what’s possible

After being diagnosed at the height of Covid-19 with AML and double lung pneumonia, Sermo CEO, husband and father Peter Kirk received a life-saving stem cell bone marrow transplant. Just 5 month post-transplant, he pushed the limits of what’s possible by completing the NYC marathon – but he’s not stopping there.

Cheer Peter on as he works towards his goal of running 1,000 half marathons in 10 years to raise life-saving funds for cancer research.

In just 20 runs over 3 months, Peter progressed from 200m to 42,200m – 211X his “possible!”

Peter went for a short run after the five weeks of slow recovery post-transplant to see how his body would do… and it was not good. After only 200 meters he had to stop. It was in that scary moment he knew he had to do something radical, so he decided to sign up to run the NYC Marathon just two and a half months later. See his progress as he achieved his first goal – the first of many to come.

Run data as of September 23, 2022

How Peter's pacing

Peter’s philosophy on accomplishing his possible is simple (and one we can all be inspired by!) – get started and don’t quit. See how he’s progressing towards his 1,000 half marathon goal with the promise of raising money for life-saving cancer research motivating him each step of the way.