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02/04/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Outrageously Ambitious Student Runs Marathon In Antarctica For Funds To Expand His Nonprofit

If you want to feel lazy, spend about ten minutes with Travis Kiefer.

He'll start out by telling you how he spent every waking moment of his teenage years in low-income South Dakota, studying and scheming over how he could be the first one in his family to go to college, and the first kid in his high school's history to go to an elite university. His dream school: Stanford. As a kid from a low-income family, he knew the biggest way to change his family's economic reality was a Silicon Valley startup.

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