Meet Markus Forsström, a Sales Executive for Norwegian based in Stockholm, who will participate in the NYC Marathon, running on behalf of UNICEF to raise money to support the organization’s effort worldwide. Markus is one of nine employees from Norwegian from across Europe who has committed to fundraise $4,000 to UNICEF USA, which will help save hundreds of children living in crisis areas around the world.
You can support Markus by donating to UNICEF’s great work and help save lives. You can contribute to Markus' personal donation link which will go directly to UNICEF.
Sales Executive Corporate
How long have you been with Norwegian:
Since November 2011
Where are you from:
From the happiest country in the world – Finland (UN´s World Happiness Report 2018)
Marathon run time goal:
I started running in 2012. I have completed 6 city marathons + 15 ultra-marathons (longest 161km)
Why did you apply:
NYC marathon has been always in my bucket list and now I can fulfill my dream while gathering money for very important cause
Why is this important to you:
Since I become a father, I have started to think more how we treat children here in Sweden and also all over the world. Children's rights and Children's perspective can easily fall into oblivion in health care system or if there is a natural catastrophe or war. UNICEF does whatever it takes to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children.
Who’s your biggest supporter (in regards to the Marathon):
I´m aiming for B2B market and trying to get sponsorships to support my other races before NYC marathon
What does UNICEF mean to you: Hope for better life
Anything you’d like to add: I will add photos to my Instagram account: markus.forsstrom if you want to follow my journey. I´m very grateful for all support that I get.
Reykjavik - I was studying one year in Reykjavik and I like the small town feeling and a beautiful nature.
What are your hidden talents?
I run ultra distances - last year I completed two separate 100 miles (161km) foot races.
What do you do during your days off?
Spend time with my family and run.
What is the best city for a 24-hour layover?
This is a hard one because I do layovers very rarely. I say CPH if I have to choose one.
What do you like most about your job?
There is no day alike and you don’t get bored. I also have the best colleagues that I could ever wish for.