Milwaukeean Chris Brust celebrating a marathon on every continent

The runners taking part in this weekend's Milwaukee Lakefront will include runner Chris Brust, 37, who has complete a marathon on every continent.

Chris was a special guest Wednesday on the CBS 58 News at 4 p.m.

From running the Great Wall of China, to the snow covered terrain of Antarctica and the dusty trails of Kenya, Chris says it was just about connecting with the running community world wide.

"It's just a neat opportunity to see other cultures," Brust explained. "Doing the same kind of sport everybody else in the world loves to do."

It took several years to complete this journey. His family supporting him every step of the way. His older Brother alongside him.

Even when tragedy struck, Chris and his family found a way to continue.

His mother had been learning Italian so she could serve as interpreter for a marathon in Rome. 

She passed way just months before the trip.

"It was on St. Patrick's Day," recalled Brust. "We had a special mass for her a day before the marathon. At St Patrick's Cathedral."

Brust says he looks forward to running in front of a hometown crowd and hopes to inspire other folks to get up and run.

"Start small and build bigger and bigger," he advises. "Then do a 5-K or half marathons."

Brust says the local group Badgerland Striders have the best training advice and support network.

For more information on the group click here 

For more information on the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon click here

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