Bill Burt, Eagle Tribune:

McGillivray’s inner drive to not only attempt but complete such big events is unmatched.

โ€Why scale Mount Everest? Why run across the country?” he said. “People want to be challenged. Some people, like myself, need to be challenged.

โ€œFor me, a lot of this is self-esteem, self confidence,โ€ he said. โ€œIt’s important for me to set a goal, achieve it โ€” getting it done and feeling good about myself.”