After setting 2 records in 2012
”Fastest time to complete a marathon on each of the 7 continents“,
there is now a new challenge to set the record
"Fastest time to complete a marathon on each of the 7 continents by a linked team".
7 marathons 7 continents 7 days.
1. Marathon Melbourne, Australia
February 8, 2015
The race will take place in a park in downtown (CBD) Melbourne on a certified course.
The event will feature a 10K, half marathon and a full marathon.
The race day temperature is expected to be between 25-35°c.
2. Marathon Abu Dhabi, UAE
February 9, 2015
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates; boasting one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. The event will be held on a certified course at Sheikh Zayed Sports City. February is the best time of the year to run in the Middle East as temperature is expected to be around 15-20°c.
3. Marathon Paris, France
February 10, 2015
Our 3rd stop of the Triple 7 Quest will be in Paris, France. We've secured a beautiful traffic free course on a private estate in Northern Paris. We will be running through lush green forests and lakes to complete the half and full marathon distances.
4. Marathon Tunis, Tunisia
February 11, 2015
For the African leg, we will be running through the historical city of Carthage, also known as "The Shining City". The marathon will start at the Carthage theater gate and will run through Sidi Bousaid, Carthage park and finish back at the Carthage theater. The event will feature a 10K, half marathon and a full marathon on an AIMS-IAAF certified course. The average temperature in Tunis-Carthage in February could range anywhere from 17°c to 10°c with chances of rain.
5. Marathon New York, United States
February 12, 2015
After Tunis, we will fly to New York City where we will take part in the marathon in Long Island. The race will held in a public park dating back to the 18th century. It will be on a 5.275Km USATF certified course. The average temperature in NYC in February could range anywhere from 10°c to -10°c with chances of rain and snow.
6. Marathon Punta Arenas, Chile
February 13, 2015
Our penultimate race will be held on the southern tip of Chile in the coastal town of Punta Arenas (commonly known as the gateway to Antarctica) in Patagonia, Chile. The race will take place on a course that runs along the Southern Ocean. The temperature varies in Punta Arenas; anywhere from 20°c to 0°c. But one thing is certain; it will be windy!
7. Marathon King George Island, Antarctica
February 14, 2015
The final race of the Triple 7 Quest will be held around the research bases of King George Island in Antarctica. The weather in Antarctica is highly unpredictable as the mercury can drop to -20°c with windchill. However, on a clear day runners would be able to run in shorts and a full sleeve T-shirt. There will be plenty of crowd support along the course; from scientists to support staff to penguins, skuas and seals. After the race, we will visit penguin colonies and then camp for the night in the polar tents. Please note our scheduled arrival date is February 14, 2015. However, we have a 5-day window to fly in should weather not cooperate. As such, we have schedule our hotel stay in Punta Arenas through February 19, 2015.