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Marathon Man Jeff Kolozdinski Attempts to Break World Record

Category: press release

 Jul 29th, 2009 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jul 29th, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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Excelsior, MN – The Marathon Man, Jeff Kolodzinski, is going to attempt to break his own world record for most fish caught from shore in a 24 hour period. Jeff set the world record last year at Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka by landing 1680 fish in a day. He is fishing this year in order to raise awareness for the “Armed Forces Family Fishing Celebration”. Jeff has fished for Team United States in International Shore Fishing Competitions and is honored to bring back the “Marathon Man” on July 31st this year. “I am honored to contribute my time and insane talent for these kids to have a day that celebrates fishing and honors their parents and the huge sacrifices they endure daily.”


The “Armed Forces Family Fishing Celebration”, sponsored by Fishing For Life and The Twin Cities Chapter of Muskie’s Inc, will provide fishing for youth who have a parent serving our country overseas in the Armed Forces. This event will take place Friday, August 21st at Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior, MN.

HEY! Want to try to beat Jeff at his own game? You can! And you only have to beat him for one hour! Raise $500 for Fishing For Life and you get to try to beat the World Record holder! Details on how are here in this downloadable PDF Press Release – click here!

Contact: Tom Goodrich, Executive Dir, Fishing for Life, 612-987-5466 or [email protected]

What is Fishing For Life?

Fishing for Life is a nonprofit Christian fund raising group working to support urban youth ministries in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Fishing For Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth through various fishing programs. In 2008 we were selected by the National Parks and Recreation Association to serve as one of 30 “ANCHOR AGENCIES” in the U.S. dedicated to promote and engage youth in the fishing and boating activities.

Fishing For Life operates three programs that serve this mission.

1. The “Reel ‘Em In Kids” program collects unwanted rods, reels and tackle and distributes them to underserved youth at lake events and community festivals throughout the year.

2. Our “Fish Fair” is an indoor Winter Fishing Carnival for Kids. During Fish Fair youth make jigs and lures, tie fly’s, learn about fish species, fishing techniques, habitats, equipment, and sportsmanship. This family event also provides youth exposure to some of the great clubs, organizations, and camps that offer kids fishing opportunities in the summer. We had over 1500 people attend Fish Fair this year, including over 100 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts who earned rank advancements in fishing related Scout programs.

3. Finally, the “Fish-A-Thon” is a philanthropically developed program to raise money for organizations serving urban youth. Youth fishing for other youth have collected over $100,000 in four years for urban programs through Fish-A-Thon.

Our colorful brochure provides essential information about Fishing For Life and the Fish-A-Thon. Click here to download the brochure PDF.

Frabill Press Release:
The Marathon Man – and his finned friends – to perform for a worldwide audience

Live split-level camera to stream 24 hours of Guinness World Record attempt

Excelsior, Minn. – Breaking a Guinness World Record is one thing, witnessing it live on streaming video in your home or office is another. Fishing’s “Marathon Man,” Jeff Kolodzinski, will take a run at his own Guinness World Record for most fish caught in a 24 hour period – www.livefishcamera.com will be onsite monitoring the spectacle both above and below the surface. The inventive dual-camera technique will capture, simultaneously, the Marathon Man in action rigging, hooking, and releasing while schools of panfish – and the occasional interloping muskie or bass – frenzy beneath the docks. The net result is a freshwater feast for the eyes.         

The action begins at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 31st and continues for a solid 24 hours, wrapping-up at 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 1st. For the duration online viewers can expect to see nonstop action – certainly Kolodzinski hopes that’s the case. The public is also encouraged to watch Kolo outmaneuver the fish live in person at Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka. Kolodzinski loves performing for a peanut gallery.

Kolodzinski, V.P. of Marketing for Frabill -marquee event sponsor – established the quirky Guinness World Record last year landing a jaw-dropping 1,680 fish. Employing European shore‐casting tactics, Kolo mows through fish at a spellbinding pace. His technique is one part performing art and one part science – something everyone who has ever wet‐a‐line needs to see.

Kolodzinksi is fishing to raise awareness for the “Armed Forces Family Fishing Celebration.” Sponsored by Fishing For Life, Frabill, and the Twin Cities Chapter of Muskies Inc., Armed Forces Family Fishing Celebration offers a day on the water for youth with a parent serving overseas and families with a member who has recently returned from deployment. The event is scheduled for Friday, August 21st back at Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka. (Go to www.fishingforlife.org for details.)

 Fishing For Life (FFL) is a non‐profit organization dedicated to serving youth through organized fishing programs. In 2008, FFL was selected by the National Parks and Recreation Association to serve as one of 30 “ANCHOR AGENCIES” in the U.S. dedicated to promote and engage youth in fishing activities.

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