A 52 year old Londoner Paul Goldstein is carrying the dream of saving tigers quite literally on his shoulders. Wearing a heavy tiger suit, this marathoner has not only run in 9 world marathons, but also has travelled around the globe, catching attention and raising awareness about the depleting tiger numbers.
From Wimbeldon to Taj Mahal, this marathoner and wildlife photographer has sprinted over snow, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, encountered unforeseen road closures all carrying the nine feet high tiger suit on his shoulders. He has spent the last four years carrying the tiger only to ensure that the world recognizes the mega predator’s plight.
He says, “I have two wonderful young sons. I would like them to see a tiger in the wild when they are a little older. Currently I am not that hopeful thanks to the ravages of traditional Chinese medicine and rampant poaching.”
Goldstein was in Agra, India last week in preparation for his charity run for the tiger which will culminate at the London Marathon 2014. Here are glimpses of the man on a mission….
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