29 Jan '16, 6pm

Massachusetts Mom, Illinois Marine Win World Marathon Challenge in Record Time

Massachusetts Mom, Illinois Marine Win World Marathon Challenge in Record Time

Pizzi’s cumulative time of 27 hours, 26 minutes, and 15 seconds works out to an average of 3:55:11 per marathon, which shattered Marianna Zaikova’s event record, established last year, by nearly 13 hours. Americans also fared well in the men’s race, as Daniel Cartica and Calum Ramm, both U.S. Marines, finished first and second in the men’s race. Cartica’s average of 3:32:25 per marathon also established a new event record, bettering David Gething’s 3:39:26 average in the 2015 race. The event’s 15 competitors from all over the world covered just over 183 miles on foot and flew roughly 23,000 miles over the past week from Antarctica to Punta Arenas, Chile; Miami, Florida; Madrid, Spain; Marrakesh, Morocco; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Sydney, Australia. The race, which has an entry fee of roughly $36,000, which most participants cover through fundraising and sponsorships...

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