30 Jan '16, 7pm

Americans Win World Marathon Challenge: Daniel Cartica of Chicago, a Marine Corps captain, and Becca Pizzi of

Daniel Cartica of Chicago, a Marine Corps captain, and Becca Pizzi of the Boston area (who ran cross country at Mars Hill University in Asheville, NC) finished 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. They were the overall winners among 15 contestants. The first event was held in Anarctica on Jan. 23 and the final event in Sydney Australia was completed on the seventh day. Cartica set a new cumulative record of 24 hours, 46 minutes, 56 seconds — a 3:32:25 average. He dedicated his victory to four Marines and a Sailor who were killed by a gunman in an attack at a Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga. Pizzi became the first American woman to win the World Marathon Challenge. The event was started last year and entrants had to raise the needed funds to compete, which included chartered air flights. The races were held in Anarctica, Chile, Miami, Spain, Morocco, Dubai and Sydney....

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