The Secret Marathon

Martin Parnell's third book takes the reader on an inspirational journey into a country known for political chaos and female oppression. In 2016, Martin went on an adventure that many believed was madness: running a marathon in Afghanistan in a quest to fight for women's rights and gender equality. To order book click here.                  

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Keynotes and Workshops

Martin's inspirational story will demonstrate how one person, through determination and persistence can affect change. As someone who went from the mining industry to becoming an athlete ambassador for Right To Play, Martin will take you on a journey that will both amaze and inspire. We can all make a difference, one step at a time. read more...

In Action

Martin has made numerous keynote presentations across Canada and the UK. Clients include Human Resource Institute of Alberta, Contron Construction, NWT Parks and Rec., Avanti Software, Sun Life Financial, Physiotherapy Alberta, Cambrian College, Raymond James, Alberta Parks and Rec., Rotary 5360 DisCon, and Scouts Canada. 


Support the Sherpas

Sherpa Jyamchang Bhote has over 20 years of mountain climbing experience, including 7 summits of Mt. Everest! On March 15th Nepal closed the border and cancelled all climbing permits due to COVID-19 spread. The money raised will go directly to aid and support all of the Sherpas, guides, and porters that work for High Himalayan Climbing and Expeditions Ltd. They will use the money for their families daily lives, including rent, food, children's education, and maintaining health and fitness. So please support the Sherpas and make a donation.