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Title: An Irishman in the history books - 7 continents, 7 marathons (plus a few)
Post by: MoT on Jan 13 2006, 20:35
From 2002 - imagine this from someon in my home town and I never even knew!

Richard Donovan has become the first person in history to run a marathon on all seven continents and North and South Poles, thereby completing a 'Grand Slam' of marathons. He has also become the first person to run seven ultra marathons on seven continents in the same calendar year. Donovan's feats include winning the South Pole Marathon, Antarctica; the Poor Man's Comrade's Marathon, Australia; the Inca Trail Marathon, South America; the Everest Challenge Marathon and the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race, Asia; and finishing the Trans 333km, Africa; and US National 24 hr Championships, North America. He also became the first person to run a marathon at the North Pole and concluded his year by running 35 miles through the Irish countryside and finishing in native Galway city, Ireland.

He just finished a 100km antarctic race this year (the only person to finish)

Nice one!

He organises the annual north pole marathon.
http://www.npmarathon.com