30 Jan '17, 6pm

Michael Wardian Shatters World Marathon Challenge Time Record

Michael Wardian Shatters World Marathon Challenge Time Record

It began on a glacier in Antarctica, the morning of Jan. 23, a Monday. Seven days later, it ended in the middle of a Sunday night on a beach in Sydney, Australia. By the end of the World Marathon Challenge , with stops in Argentina, Miami, Madrid, Morocco and Dubai, 31 runners had run 26.2 miles on each of the seven continents. In the lead, Michael Wardian, frequent-marathoner and current average time record holder for running all six World Marathon Majors in 2016, had averaged 2:45:56 per marathon, winning and shattering the record for the event, which was previously 3:32:25 per marathon, set by Dan Cartica of Chicago during last year’s challenge. The World Marathon Challenge was conceived and is now managed by Irishman Richard Donavan. In 2009, Donavan, flying coach on commercial airlines, completed the feat himself in five days, nine hours and eight minutes, raising fun...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2017/01/news/michael-wardia...

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