Bill Burt, Eagle Tribune:

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

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

“For me, a lot of this is self-esteem, self confidence,” he said. “It’s important for me to set a goal, achieve it — getting it done and feeling good about myself.”