1 Marathon Is a Challenge, But 6???

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I’ve been doing a bad job of training for the Athens Marathon. Instead of running around the track, I went on a mattress run to meet the Hyatt Diamond Challenge. With only 5 weeks left, I’m ready for the training to be over and the race to begin.

A fellow blogger, Running with Miles, took points and running to another level by running 6 marathons in 6 continents in under 5 days. That’s insane, absurd, and obscene. How can the human body take such torture? I haven’t spoken to him personally but I’m wondering if he’s going to be featured on the cover of Runner’s World or some other publication. If you think that is impressive, check out the points redemptions he used to get from one race to another including Etihad’s First Apartment, a flight I have yet to take.

The post is worth reading in its entirety so I’ll save the details. Congrats to Charlie on this remarkable achievement.

Meanwhile I’m here lamenting today’s 8 mile run.

Round and round the track
Round and round the track

2 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the kind words, Alex! Just a note that they were just marathon runs, not actual marathon races, so I didn’t get any medals. 🙂 That would have been cool to get those!
    There were two groups earlier this year that ran actual marathons on all 7 continents – one group did it in 7 days and one in 11 days. There were some amazing times run there, like one guy did a 3:17 marathon time during one of them! Just insane! So, I certainly don’t expect to be featured anywhere when there are so many more qualified runners hitting those times – and Antarctica! I just couldn’t get there with points. 🙂

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