BIO

Author of the book, Running Wild, Bobby O'Donnell was born and raised in New England.

 

After the trauma of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing he set out on a quest to run a marathon on all seven continents. These experiences in all corners of the globe helped him restore his love of running and work through PTSD, discovering first hand the important positive correlation that exercise and nature has on mental health. 

 

Bobby advocates this through his book and speaking to large and small audiences about his journey. Between working as a critical care paramedic, O'Donnell continues to run, race, and hike all over the world including a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2018. Please use the contact form to enquire about a speaking engagement or book signing.

Marathons

Philadelphia Marathon USA - November 2011

Boston Marathon USA - April 2013

Boston Marathon USA - April 2014

Mount Desert Island Marathon USA - October 2014

The North Face 50 km AUSTRALIA - May 2015

Toronto Marathon CANADA - October 2015

White Continent Marathon ANTARCTICA - January 2016

Vermont City Marathon USA - May 2016

Reykjavik Marathon ICELAND - August 2016

Chicago Marathon USA - October 2016

Baystate Marathon USA - October 2016

Ironman Arizona USA - November 2016

Coastal Trail Series South Devon ENGLAND - February 2017

Mt. Kilimanjaro Marathon TANZANIA - February 2017

Mafia Island Marathon TANZANIA - March 2017

Traprock 50 km USA - April 2017

TNF Bear Mountain 50km USA - May 2017

Vermont City Marathon USA - May 2017

Ironman Canada CANADA - July 2017

Ultra Trail Torres del Paine 80 km CHILE - September 2017

Dublin Marathon IRELAND - October 2017

Everest Marathon NEPAL - November 2017

The Dramathon SCOTLAND - October 2018

Dublin Marathon IRELAND - October 2018

Providence Marathon USA - May 2019

Ironman Louisville USA - October 2019

New York City Marathon USA - November 2019

Other Adventures

Pan-Mass Challenge - July 2015

Mount Kilimanjaro Summit - March 2017

Escape from Alcatraz Swim - June 2017

The "W" Trek Patagonia - September 2017

Everest Base Camp - November 2017

New Hampshire 48 4000 footers - July 2015-December 2017

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike - April-August 2018

New England 67 4000 footers - July 2015-October 2019

Arran Coastal Way - March 2020

Colorado Trail Thru-Hike - June-July 2020

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