Ambassador for Kids Run Free Adam Holland is an ultra-marathon and endurance athlete, and world record holder.
Devon born ultra-marathon and endurance athlete Adam Holland, has won more marathons/ultra-marathons than anyone else in the UK. This puts him in the top five in the world for marathon wins: he has run over 346 and counting, of which 121 were under 3 hours. His fastest marathon to date was achieved in Paris in 2017, which he completed in 2 hours 27 minutes.
Adam also has several Guinness World Records and when he was just 23 years old, he completed 100 marathons making him the youngest person in Europe to achieve this. He is also the fastest person to run 10 marathons in 10 days, with an average time of 2 hours 45 minutes and is the England Athletics 50km champion for 2017.
However, his greatest feelings of achievement come from inspiring others to run. Alongside school visits to share his running experiences, he coaches pupils at a local Primary School once a week. This desire to support young runners stems from his memories at school, where he struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia, leading to a lack of confidence. However, after discovering he loved running and had the ability to race, he found an inner self belief that he could achieve anything if he put his mind to it and he hasn’t looked back since!
Adam is a father of two young children and knows how important exercise is for healthy young minds and bodies.
‘It is important to encourage sport from a young age, to build the foundations for a healthy life from the start. I am excited to be an Ambassador for Kids Run Free and share their passion for empowering children to lead healthier lifestyles and importantly, to have fun in the process!’