Running 7 x 7 … The Facts

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Much has been said and written regarding 7 Marathons on 7 continents

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thus according to AIMS those could be the facts that might be hard to argue with…


1 – In 2003 British adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes in the Land Rover 7 x 7 x 7 Challenge for the British Heart Foundation completed as follows 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents :
– Race 1: Patagonia – South America – 26 October 2003
– Race 2: Falkland Islands – “Antarctica” – 27 October 2003
– Race 3: Sydney – Australasia – 28 October 2003
– Race 4: Singapore – Asia – 29 October 2003
– Race 5: London – Europe – 30 October 2003
– Race 6: Cairo – Africa – 31 October 2003
– Race 7: New York – North America – 1 November 2003


2 – In 2008 Dave Heeley became the first blind man to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. He started on 7th April 2008 on the Falkland Islands and then ran marathons in Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Sydney, Dubai, Tunis and London on the next consecutive 6 days.
– Race 1: Falkland Islands (Antarctica) – 7 April 2008
– Race 2: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (South America) – 7 April 2008
– Race 3: Los Angeles (North America) – 8 April 2008
– Race 4: Sydney (Australasia) – 10 April 2008
– Race 5: Dubai (Asia) – 11 April 2008
– Race 6: Tunisia (Africa) – 12 April 2008
– Race 7: London (Europe) – 13 April 2008


3 – In 2010 after completing her 7 x 7 x 7 Challenge. Marie-Louise Stenild became officially the first woman to have run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. A Pimlico lawyer has run her way into the record books by completing an epic marathon challenge.
Her itinerary was :
– Race 1: Falkland Islands (Antarctica) – 30 October 2010
– Race 2: Santiago, Chile (South America) – 31 October 2010
– Race 3: Los Angeles, USA (North America) – 1 November 2010
– Race 4: Sydney, Australia (Oceania)- 3 November 2010
– Race 5: Singapore (Asia) – 3/4 November 2010 (night run)
– Race 6: Cairo, Egypt (Africa) – 4/5 November 2010 (night run)
– Race 7: London, UK (Europe) – 5 November 2010


4 – Mike Allsop started his 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents in the Falkland Islands on the 16th Feb 2013 The goal was to complete 7 marathons, one on each continent before end of the 7th day and along the way raising money and awareness for the charity KidsCan New Zealand, helping disadvantaged kiwi kids. – Race 1: Falkland Islands (Antarctica) – 16 Feb 2013
– Race 2: Santiago, Chile (South America) – 17 Feb 2013
– Race 3: Los Angeles, USA (North America) – 18 Feb 2013
– Race 4: London, UK (Europe) – 19 Feb 2013
– Race 5: Casablanca, Morocco (Africa) – 20 Feb 2013
– Race 6: Hong Kong, China (Asia) – 21 Feb 2013
– Race 7: Auckland, New Zealand (Oceania) – 22 Feb 2013

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