7 marathons on 7 continents in less than 7 days

01 Feb 2009 19:31
Jean-Loup Fenaux
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Richard Donovan has just started a crazy challenge :  to run seven standard marathons on seven continents in less than seven days. If successful, he would become the first person to do so.

It has just started yesterday. You can watch his progress on the web site set up for the challenge.

Here is his schedule  :

31 January: Arrive in Cape Town from Antarctica at 06:00 (6 hour flight). 4,200km

31 January: 18:10 leave Cape Town for Dubai (9.25 hour flight) 7,620km

1 February: Arrive in Dubai at 05:35.

1 February: 16:30 Leave Dubai for London (7.45 hour flight) 5,475km

1 February: Arrive in London at 20:15

2 February: 09:00 Leave London for Toronto (8:20 hour flight) 5,730km

2 February: Arrive in Toronto at 12:20

2 February: 23:55 Leave Toronto for Santiago (10.40 hour flight) 8,585km

3 February: Arrive in Santiago at 12:35

3 February: 23:05 Leave Santiago for Sydney (18:15 hour flight) 11,365km

5 February: Arrive in Sydney at 07:20. Finish Australian Marathon at 14:00

Why has he undertaken such a challenge ?  To draw attention to the GOAL charity’s humanitarian work in Darfur.

Good luck Richard !