Marc has always had a passion for endurance events. His recent accomplishments include finishes at The Leadville Trail 100 Run, Hennepin 100 Miler, Ironman Mt. Tremblant and a sub 4 hour Marine Corps Marathon. Prior to 29029, Marc has founded multiple nationwide event series converging community, athletics, and philanthropy. When he met Jesse, they initially set out to create the best endurance event on the planet. But Marc and Jesse soon discovered in their research that there were no events that were synonymous with vertical gain. They then began wondering, 'What if we brought the vertical height of Mt. Everest, 29,029 feet to be precise, to our participants?' And 29029 was born.