Are you interested in planning to run a marathon on all seven continents? Visit the Marathon Tours & Travel web site to plan your travel. Marathon Tours & Travel has been bringing runners and their friends to the world's greatest running events on all seven continents since 1979.

 

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Antarctica Marathon Book -  Order your copy of "The Coolest Race on Earth" now. Written by John Hanc, a contributing writer to Runner's World magazine, this enjoyable read captures the history and essence of the first sporting event ever held on the 7th continent. Click here for an order form - Order Form.

 

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In 1995, the inaugural Antarctica Marathon on "The Last Continent" made it possible for runners to conquer a marathon on all of the earth's seven continents. In recognition of those runners who have achieved this amazing feat, Marathon Tours & Travel established the Seven Continents Club (SCC).

Since then, over 390 men and women have completed this quest. These adventurous athletes have run on the following continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Antarctica.

Due to the ever-growing popularity and availability of the half-marathon distance race, a half-marathon division was established in 2003 to encourage non-marathoners to enjoy the benefits of running around the world.

Thirdly, we have opened  membership to runners who are simply interested in great travel experiences when they plan their international marathons and half-marathons. There is no pressure or commitment to complete the seven continents goal. The SCC has evolved into a VIP travel club with special travel benefits for runners in addition to the recognition of those who have completed the seven continents.

 

 

 

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Member of the Month

Cyrus Rhode

 

 

Congratulations to our April M.O.M. , Cyrus! After discovering he had an abnormally low lung capacity in high school (thanks to a challenge from a boy on the cross-country team ), he didn't spend much of his youth running or partaking in physical activity. It wasn't until the late 1970s, concerned with being overweight and in poor health, that he took up exercising. When his mother fell ill, he began running in order to cope.

 

He ran his first competitive race on the eve of his 40th birthday a 10k in the time of 48:33, and vowed to run a half-marathon for his mother. He completed his first half for her in 1 hour 50 min. When his mother passed away, Cyrus kept running in her honor, even faster than before (finishing the same half-marathon in 1:42:52- a PR that still stands today.

 

Although he told himself for a longtime that marathon running was not something he wanted to do, at age 59 he ran his first full marathon, and hasn't looked back. He started at the Cherry Blossom Festival, and went on to enter NYC Marathon and qualify for the Boston Marathon. He recalls the "warm fuzzies" of being a 'Hero Runner' of St. Jude Memphis Marathon.

 

He has now run over 100 marathons on 7 different continents and has a new goal of completing marathons in 50 countries (he has 20 down so far). His most memorable event thus far has been the 56-mile Comrades Marathon in South Africa and getting the bronze.

 

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