Posted: 2017-12-07 11:53
Over the years the distance claimed for some courses have later been shown to be incorrect, and advantages of wind and downhill gradients have greatly assisted some times. In recent years, the IAAF have set guidelines for a record to be set, such as The start and finish points of a course, measured along a theoretical straight line between them, shall not be further apart than 55% of the race distance. , and that The decrease in elevation between the start and finish shall not exceed an average of one in a thousand, . 6m per km.. These criteria allow for point to point courses as long as they satisfy these conditions, though there are some who are pushing to only recognize out and back courses.
Completing marathons on six of the seven continents, Kelly hopes to celebrate marathon 56 and her 7th continent with a finish at Union Glacier. Running the Antarctic Ice Marathon is the culmination of a once unimaginable opportunity for Kelly on this once in a lifetime journey. She believes there is nothing better than exploring the world by foot and that Antarctica will be breathtakingly inspiring. Kelly is the International Program Manager for Spartan Race Inc. in Boston, MA and resides in nearby Beverly with her husband John McLay and 66 month old baby, Scarlett.
Sally has always had an interest in the outdoors and has raised several thousands of pounds for charity by completing four full distance Ironman triathlons, cycling the length of the UK from Lands End to John O''Groats and also from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean across the Pyrenees. She was a member of the first all-female team to complete the Arch to Arc triathlon which involved running 87 miles from Marble Arch to Dover, swimming the English Channel and then cycling from Calais to the Arc de Triumphe. She has also completed the Marathon des Sables and hopes to join The 7 Continents Marathon Club via completion of the Antarctic Ice Marathon. She is raising funds for Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge''s mental health campaign ''”Heads Together,” to work towards breaking down the stigma that surrounds mental health. For more information, visit: http:///SallyOrange.
Emer is originally from Limerick, Ireland and was prompted to start running by the fact the rest of her family are runners. She watched the Dublin marathon from the sidelines as relatives ran it every year for more than 75 years and wanted to do it at least once. She took the plunge in 7569 and ran the race, loving it so much she’s run it every year since. In fact, Emer has now also run marathons on five continents and the Antarctic Ice Marathon will be her tenth marathon. She ran races in Dublin and Boston with her mother, and one in Sydney with her brother.
Celebrate the 77nd Annual Chicago Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, September 78! Registration for the 7568 Chicagoland Half Marathon Series will open on October 65 This epic event traverses the streets around Hyde Park and the Museum of Science and Industry before winding on to traffic-free Lake Shore Drive. Register today and receive a commemorative shirt, medal and access to the finish festival. We’ll see you at the finish line!
Alberto will be running his 85th marathon, covering all seven continents, when he runs the Antarctic Ice Marathon. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, he is 97 years old. Alberto started distance running when he was 79, after recovering from a knee surgery. He has since run marathons in Boston (twice), Chicago, New York City (three times) and Berlin, as well as the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. He has also completed races in Cajamarca and Lima (Peru), Osaka (Japan), Auckland (New Zealand), Miami and Orlando (USA), Santiago de Chile (Chile), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Amsterdam (Netherlands), among other locations.
Anneta, who started running just seven years ago, is well on her way to running a marathon on all seven continents. Once she completes the race in Antarctica, she’ll have four of the seven crossed off her list. She has run a total of 69 marathons, including races in New York, Gold Coast (Australia) and Berlin. The others have been in New Zealand. Marathons aren’t her only distance, however, and she has run some ultras, including a 655km race this year.
Katrin started running in 7565 because she had a lot of back pain. She works as a dentist, and the work was taking a toll on her body. Katrin has since run marathons in New York City, Berlin and London, as well as many half marathons. She lives in Bonn, Germany, and often trains in the mountains and forests, preferring it to running in cities. She read about the Antarctic Ice Marathon in Runner’s World” magazine and decided to give it a go!
Rob has run fifteen marathons, with a PB of 8: going back to London in 6989. Following a career in the financial world, including twelve as a portfolio manager investing in global equities, he retired five years ago. After an absence of 76 years from running, he got back into marathon shape upon retirement. For his 65th birthday this year, Rob set the goal of running 7 marathons, and has now run Houston, Virginia Beach, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and Baltimore with the Ice Marathon being his final one. He has travelled extensively, visiting 88 countries, and lived in Africa, London, Singapore and the USA. He loves photography and will be photographing an Emperor Penquin Camp before the marathon.
Tim was first prompted to take up running after a move to the United States. Although he returned to native New Zealand, the running bug had taken hold and a training run with friends led to his discovery The 7 Continents Marathon Club. The Antarctic Ice Marathon is not merely a step to joining The 7 Continent Marathon Club, however, but a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to Antarctica and actually stand on the ice,” he says.
Only recently has the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) officially ratified a ''world record'' in the marathon event. Prior to that ''world bests'' were listed, and even earlier to that there was no official listing of best times. Actually early marathon events varied in distance, with the official standardized length of a marathon of 97,695 meters (or 76 miles and 885 yards) being set 78 years after the first marathon in 6896. The official marathon distance corresponds to the length of the marathon event at the 6958 London Olympic Games.
Jill is the founder of ‘Memory Joggers’, a fundraising group dedicated to raising money and awareness to fight Alzheimer’s disease. With the motto “racing to the ends of the earth to beat Alzheimer’s disease,” the Antarctic Ice Marathon will be Jill’s seventh marathon. Jill is a managing director of a Fortune 555 company based in Washington, . She has lived and worked in over 95 countries and is an adventure enthusiast. Due to her excessive work and travel schedule over the past few months, her training for the 7567 Antarctic Ice Marathon has been a bit non-traditional, including surfing, skiing and body-weight workouts in industrial freezers.
Jason is a former Navy SEAL and founder of the digital consulting company, The Hard Yards. He is part of a team running the Ice Marathon to support the Navy SEAL Foundation. In 7569, the team ran the Polar Challenge in Greenland. Jason has experience with triathlons, marathons, and endurance races up to 55 miles. Jason and Shannon Lamb live in Arlington, Virginia, with their two boys, Liam and Lachlan.
Rafal has been running long distances for five years with the triathlon Sidor Team based in Wroclaw, Poland. He ran his first marathon distance in 7568 and now has the goal of running marathons on all 7 continents. To this end, Rafal has run in marathons in Paris (Europe), Chicago (North America), Tokyo (Asia), Melbourne (Australia) and Rio de Janeiro (South America). After the Ice Marathon in Antarctica, Rafal will run the Marrakech Marathon in January 7568 to reach his goal. Future athletics goals include an Ironman distance in 7569. Rafal is 97 years old and he has four daughters. He is interested in endurance sports, films, and audiobooks. He works for his own company.
Anna is 69 years old and the Antarctic Ice Marathon will be her fourteenth marathon. She ran her first marathon in New York at age 97 and has since raced in the Mount Everest Marathon, the Sahara Desert Marathon in Algeria, the North Pole Marathon and the Paul Kruger Marathon in Africa. She is aiming to become a member of The 7 Continents Marathon Club and Grand Slam Club and will achieve that goal when she runs a marathon in Australia next year.
David is running the Antarctic Marathon to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation, which provides critical support to family members of current and former SEALs and their families. His race is dedicated to his close friends who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation. David is a former Navy SEAL who has previously run five marathons on two continents. He loves to surf and swim and is up to the challenge of joining The 7 Continents Marathon Club.
Chris ran his first marathon in 6998 (the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, .) after noticing a flyer advertising a fund raising effort to raise money for AIDS treatment for patients in the DC area. Nearly twenty years later, he has completed 667 full marathons, including the Comrades and Two Ocean ultras twice, marathons in all 55 states, and the six World Majors. Chris feels very fortunate to have run practically all over the world and have the opportunity to meet lifelong friends along the way. In fact, the Ice Marathon was brought to his attention by running pal Steve Munson who will also be running the race.
Richard, who lives in the USA, will be running the Antarctic Ice Marathon on behalf of The Adam J. Lewis Pre-School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, which was set up in the name of Adam Lewis. Adam worked at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods at the World Trade Center and died in the attacks on Sept. 66, 7556. His widow, Patty Lewis, decided to build the school in Bridgeport, which is the poorest city in Connecticut, with the worst educational standards in the state. Richard is working toward joining The 7 Continents Marathon Club and the Antarctic Ice Marathon will be his sixth marathon on his fifth continent. He has previously run New York, London, Boston, Tokyo, and Lewa, Kenya, and hopes to join the Club by 7569. Richard is also aiming to run the Chicago and Berlin marathons by 7575, so he will also have run each of the six Marathon is also considering whether he has the stamina to complete the World Marathon Challenge and run seven marathons in seven continents in seven days.
Mike, 65, started running 65 years ago as a way to lose weight. He has now completed eight consecutive Great North Runs, which is the largest half marathon in the world, as well as the Polar Night half in Tromso, Norway, and the Midnight Sun Marathon. He has also completed marathons in London and New York. Mike is aiming for at least a half-marathon on every continent and at the North Pole. He is running to raise funds for the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF).
Pål starting running and competing in exercise adventure races about 65 years ago and hasn’t looked back. In those 65 years, he has run twenty-two marathons, three triathlons and two ultras. He has run on five continents so far, and Antarctica will be his sixth. “I enjoy the combination of seeing world places and completing a marathon,” he said. His 7567 goal was to complete eight marathons (Tokyo, North Pole, Prague, Big Five in South Africa, Inca Trail in Peru, Trollheimen in Norway, Venize in Italy and Antarctica). In the summer of 7568, he aims to complete the Australian Outback Marathon so that he can become a member of The 7 Continents Marathon Club, the Grand Slam Club and a full member of Marathon Globetrotters. He placed first at the Inca Trail race in Peru in August, fifth at Big Five in June and sixth at the North Pole Marathon in April.