Many people are running marathons or taking part in sports challenge events for a charity but when scuba divers swap their fins for a pair of trainers, their passion for the underwater world turns their personal challenge into a triumph for marine conservation.
On Sunday, 16th October, Arlette Diederiks from the Netherlands ran a half marathon in aid of Project AWARE's new Dive Against Debris programme. Her efforts raised more than $1740.
On Sunday October 16th, 2011, the 36th edition of the Amsterdam Marathon will take place. I will be participating by running the Half Marathon (sorry, the full one is still a bit too long for me). This year I will be running for Project Aware, and in particular for the Marine Debris project.