Man Close To Running 7 Marathons In 7 Days On 7 Continents


A San Francisco man is just a race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Tim Durbin is an American competing in the World Marathon Challenge which started last Saturday and ends in Sydney on Friday. Yahoo! News has more:

So far, the 31-year-old has run six marathons, each 26.2 miles, through snow, rain and jetlag in Antarctica, Chile, Miami, Madrid, Morocco and Dubai.

“In the last 48 hours I’ve slept less than 9 hours and ran three marathons,” he said in an email earlier this week. He said most of his sleep has been on the airplanes between cities with a few hours spent in hotels following the races. He did have one full night of rest after running in Chile and before heading to Miami.

Durbin added that the biggest challenge has been the quick turn-around times. Twice we have done two marathons in 24 hours. Sleep deprivation will likely be a factor going forward,” he said. So far, the Morocco marathon was the toughest He started running in Marrakech less than 7 hours after he completed the race in Spain.