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CONNECT with Tristan Miller

In 2010, Melbourne man Tristan Miller entered the record books when he became the first person to complete 52 marathons in 52 weeks. He came to Melbourne Montessori School to tell his story.

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In May of 2022, Tristan delivered our inaugural CONNECT Parent Seminar Speaker address and what an amazing story! He had sold virtually everything he owned to fund his $120,000, 42-country, globe-trotting marathon, which included all seven continents. Along the way, he clocked up more than 260,000 kilometres in the air and raised funds for charities UNICEF and Facing Africa.

During his courageous – or insane, depending on your point of view – and epic journey, Tristan ran in all the major international marathons, including New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo and also found himself in Rwanda, Mongolia, Siberia, Morocco and Northern Island, Cuba and the Cayman Islands, to name just a few. He even ran across the frozen fields of Antarctica.

Tristan had started running six years earlier following a divorce. He found that running long distances gave him a sense of achievement and the courage to try other things he had never previously dreamed of doing. The catalyst came in 2009 when his employer, Google, closed its Melbourne office during the global financial crisis. With no attachments, he decided to go and see the world.

Tristan Miller was a dynamic and engaging speaker. His inspirational story and amazing achievements keep audiences engrossed and show how a ‘regular guy’ can do incredible things with the right motivation.

In July, we welcomed staff back to campus for with a Professional Learning session designed to ignite Term 3 and Tristan Miller, our first CONNECT Parent Seminar Speaker, returned to address the team.

Many of you may know Tristan is, like our Principal, a runner. Tristan had the staff re-assessing their professional and personal goals, preparing us to seek bigger challenges in life.

Of course there are all the travel adventures, but Tristan’s story is also one of great personal discovery. Both his website ( and his Facebook page have thousands of avid international followers, eager to follow his latest exploits.

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