And after 15 months of training, “I've swam just about 100 miles, I've ran just about 900 miles and I’ve biked just about 5,000 miles,” he stated.
So you guessed it, he's: “Tired… I'm 55. I'm tired,” he said with a laugh.
As much as this is about Cole accomplishing an unimaginable feat, it's also about his students. Cole aims to raise $100,000 to provide lunches to students at his three high schools: Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Martin Luther High School, and Lake Country Lutheran High School.
“They can literally go and pay for that student's lunch,” Braun said explaining his mission. “So it's money right from the teachers, right from the administration, into the student's hand so that they can be well fed.”
He has about $20,000 to go. Cole said if he can reach his goal, he expects to supply about 2,000 lunches a year.
“It's just a need in our city,” he expressed. “These kids are our future. These kids are who's going to lead our country, lead our community, lead Milwaukee... My job is to do everything I can to give them the tools so that they can succeed.”
And if Cole succeeds, finishing in under 60 hours, he'll be one of about 200 people ever to do it.
“I guess I'll join an elite group of semi-goofy people,” he said with a smile.