World Marathon Challenge Overview
The first World Marathon Challenge occured on from January 17th to January 23rd, 2015. The event is an amazing logistical and physical challenge to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.
After the first marathon commenced within the Antarctic Circle on January 17, 2015, there was a mere 168 hours left to complete the challenge. During the 7 day time period, we ran the standard 26.2 mile marathon distance at Union Glacier (Antarctica), Punta Arenas (Chile), Miami (USA), Madrid (Spain), Marrakech (Morocco), Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Sydney (Australia).
Upon crossing the finish line in Sydney, I became the first American to complete 7 marathons on the planet’s 7 continents - Antarctica, South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia - in 7 days.
In addition to completing the WMC, I met my goal to raise $7,000 to support cancer research by raising $7,562 for the V Foundation.
January 12th - Arrived safely in Punta Arenas
January 14th - Departed to Antarctica
January 17th - Antarctica Marathon completed in 4 hours 36 mins (New PR)
January 18th - South America Marathon completed in 5 hours 41 mins
January 19th - North America Marathon completed in 5 hours 23 mins
January 20th - Europe Marathon completed in 5 hours 24 mins
January 21st - Africa Marathon completed in 5 hours 58 mins
January 22nd - Asia Marathon completed in 5 hours and 40 mins
January 23rd - Australia Marathon completed in 4 hours 55 mins
My Media Coverage
Read more about my journey as covered by various media outlets around the US and globe.
ABC7 News Bay Area
San Francisco Man Attempts to Run 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days
Raleigh News & Observer
UNC Grad Ready to Run Around the World
The Ray Lytle Show on WTAX Radio
Tim Durbin World Marathon Radio Interview
Decatur native to attempt World Marathon
Central Illinois Sports Report with Elise Menaker: Decatur native takes on World Marathon Challenge
Runner doing "World Marathon"
Herald & Review
Maroa grad takes worldly challenge