Racing down to Rio

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Martin Moodie
Martin Moodie is the Founder & Chairman of The Moodie Report.

Travel retail’s ultimate marathon man, Dubai Duty Free’s newly promoted Vice President of Operations Sean Staunton, has completed one of the industry’s truly great feats in the cause of corporate social responsibility. 

As revealed in an earlier Blog, Sean set out to run four marathons across four continents in four months. That’s a total of 168km, every single painful step designed to raise funds for travel retail industry charity Hand in Hand for Haiti (whose school opens this September).

Previously, Sean had completed the Barcelona, Borneo and Kenyan marathons.  I’ll let Sean complete this epic story himself:

“On 17th July I completed my last marathon in Rio as part of my fundraiser for Hand in Hand for Haiti.  Rio was a picture-perfect run.  We ran past the beautiful beaches of Barra, Impanema and Copacabana. My fundraising amounted to US$11,070 and I would like to sincerely thank everyone for your wonderful donations.  Your support meant a lot to me.”

As did Sean’s efforts to the children of Haiti. What a magnificent effort. It’s not too late to add your contribution to the cause – simply click here to make a donation.

In the meantime, if you spot Sean walking a little gingerly as he tours the Dubai Duty Free operations at Dubai International Airport, you’ll know why.

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