26 Jan '15, 5pm

10 Runners Complete 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days

On Friday, David Gething of Hong Kong outran a small field of competitors to win the 2015 World Marathon Challenge, completing seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Marianna Zaikova of Finland fought through injury to become the first and only woman to the complete marathon version of the race. The event has an entry fee of roughly $36,000 and a maximum field size of 12 runners. Ten of this year’s competitors opted to run a marathon on each continent, while two went with the half marathon option. The seven marathons are run in the following order: Union Glacier, Antarctica; Punta Arenas, Chile; Miami, Florida; Madrid, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Sydney, Australia. Competitors are given eight hours to complete each marathon. Most of the time between races is spent traveling, refueling, and/or sleeping. The overall win goes to the...

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