Body and Mind

Scott Frano '13 | Mar. 14, 2013 | NDToday

Michael Collins

Imagine you have just completed 26.2 miles of running, with legs like Jell-O, a headache, and worn-out lungs. Now imagine running that same marathon in the searing heat of the Sahara Desert or the blistering cold of the North Pole. That’s what Michael Collins, Ph.D., ’87, ’91 M.A. does.

And he doesn’t just compete in these races, or even just finish them; he wins them.

In addition to being an “ultra-marathoner,” Collins is also a published novelist and playwright. His novels have been adapted into films and he has won numerous literary awards. In short, Collins has achieved his dream of becoming a full-time writer and a full-time runner.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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