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A marathon on every continent (Read 91 times)


Hip Hip Hooray


Antipodean

    Wow, that kid is amazing. But it is a bit scary what she's doing ... competing in so many marathons at such a young age, living away from home at such as young age. I wouldn't want my daughter to be doing those things at only 14.

    Julie

     

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    * courses slightly short

     

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    Bad Ass

      Awesome.  This is something I would love to do.  Amazing that he is so young and already doing this.

      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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      fourouta5


      Healed Hammy

        There is a 9 year old who lives in the Philadelphia area not far from me trying to do the same thing - run on every continent.  He recently completed the Antartica marathon, although it was funny how they did it.  He ran part on Antartica, but weather forced them to leave the continent, a day or so later they finished the race in Chile.  Apparently this is ok according to the rules.  Here is the link to his quest to be come the youngest for the same thing, all part of the Seven Continent Challenge.

         

        Damaris - talk to your DH about this challenge, lol Smile

        GC100k


          $he'$ $o amazing.  I wonder how $he doe$ it.

          xor


            There is a 9 year old who lives in the Philadelphia area not far from me trying to do the same thing - run on every continent.  He recently completed the Antartica marathon, although it was funny how they did it.  He ran part on Antartica, but weather forced them to leave the continent, a day or so later they finished the race in Chile.  Apparently this is ok according to the rules.  Here is the link to his quest to be come the youngest for the same thing, all part of the Seven Continent Challenge.

             

            Damaris - talk to your DH about this challenge, lol Smile

             

            It is ok per that group's rules, but not everyone is ok with it, so apparently at least one different group has popped up with slightly different rules.  Not unlike the faux drama that erupts regularly in the maniacs and half fanatics regarding 'what counts'.

             

            My opinion on this stuff has swungswingedswang back and forth over the years.  I doubt anyone much cares what I think.  And it'll change.   Regardless of age, visiting every single continent is a pretty cool thing that most people on earth will never get the opportunity to do.  And those with the means to take the opportunity/make it a priority - well, most of those won't either.  Really small group.  Running a "race" there is the icing on the cake.  (Race in quotes because when it comes to antarctica, "shit happens" weatherwise)

             


            Bad Ass

              Doh.  You have stated the obvious.

               

              There is a 9 year old who lives in the Philadelphia area not far from me trying to do the same thing - run on every continent.  He recently completed the Antartica marathon, although it was funny how they did it.  He ran part on Antartica, but weather forced them to leave the continent, a day or so later they finished the race in Chile.  Apparently this is ok according to the rules.  Here is the link to his quest to be come the youngest for the same thing, all part of the Seven Continent Challenge.

               

              Damaris - talk to your DH about this challenge, lol Smile

              Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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              delicate taperer

                So far in my lofty quest to run a marathon in every state in New England, I have knocked Connecticut and Rhode Island off the list.

                 

                That girl needs to be careful with the skiing though.  I hear ski injuries can really put a damper on your running.

                proud taperer

                Philliefan33


                  There is a 9 year old who lives in the Philadelphia area not far from me trying to do the same thing - run on every continent.  He recently completed the Antartica marathon, although it was funny how they did it.  He ran part on Antartica, but weather forced them to leave the continent, a day or so later they finished the race in Chile.  Apparently this is ok according to the rules.  Here is the link to his quest to be come the youngest for the same thing, all part of the Seven Continent Challenge.

                   

                  Damaris - talk to your DH about this challenge, lol Smile

                   

                  My brother-in-law was on the same trip as the 9-year old from Philadelphia.  BIL's take on the situation is that the kid's dad is much more interested in the kid meeting the challenge than the kid is in meeting the challenge.

                   

                  There were some good runners on the trip, which was organized expressly to provide races (marathon and HM) on South America and Antarctica.

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                  5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler

                  FreeSoul87


                  Runs4Sanity

                    I think her reason for doing it is just as amazing as being able to do it. She has a very good heart and good head on her shoulders, I can only hope to raise my son with that much dedication to things he loves and enjoys.

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                    10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                    15k -1:23:31 (8:59 min/mile pace)

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                    26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 --- Redemption Will be on November 7, 2015

                     

                    pcolajen


                    kind of a big deal

                      seems like as good a method as any to cope with the loss of a parent. and she's raising prostate cancer awareness to boot.


                      just a simple cat

                        So far in my lofty quest to run a marathon in every state in New England, I have knocked Connecticut and Rhode Island off the list.

                         

                         

                         

                        There are 13 of them, right?

                         

                        Running is stupid


                        Hip Hip Hooray

                           

                          There are 13 of them, right?

                           

                          6... or 5.5 depending on how you count RI.

                           

                          GC100k


                               BIL's take on the situation is that the kid's dad is much more interested in the kid meeting the challenge than the kid is in meeting the challenge.

                            When this girl started doing triathlons at age 5, years before her dad was diagnosed, she didn't just head out on her own volition.


                            Dr. Cornsitter

                               

                              There are 13 of them, right?

                               

                              You're thinking of the original colonies. But only some of those makeup what we call the Northeast region. And only some of those states make up New England.

                               

                              But we're all Massholes.

                              Quote from BeachRunner3234 on 6/25/2013 at 8:20 PM:

                              So I'm currently sitting with a bag of frozen corn in my ass.

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