This summer, Rios led a local team of 12 Canadians, as part of a larger group of 40 volunteers, at the Malawi Impact Marathon event. The team worked with the small fishing village of Nkope in one of Impact’s most immersive and intimate combined volunteer-and-race sites.
Five years ago, Apt613 interviewed Joe Rios about his blog. His story was a good one: former couch potato turned ultra-marathoner decides to run a marathon on every continent.
Joe Rios has come a very long way since becoming a runner more than three years ago – thousands and thousands of kilometres to be more precise. Back in 2009, Rios paid little attention to fitness, a problem given his family’s long history with diabetes. When a friend convinced him to register for the Ottawa Army […]