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By the time we reach our eighth decade, some of us may find the true meaning of life in a Lay-Z-Boy recliner watching Hawaii Five-0 reruns, but not so David Bruce. On March 15, he and his wife, Susan, head to Argentina, launching point for his next — and fourth — continental marathon: Antarctica.Read more
Known in South Africa and within the running community simply as ‘Comrades’, this is the world’s largest and oldest ultra-marathon. Comrades is an annual race that switches direction each year, taking place in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. The route itself is hilly, hot, and long (average of 90km) between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.Read more
The Seven Continents Club® (SCC) will begin presenting the SCC Finisher Medal and Certificate to SCC Members in the ultramarathon distance. Also, starting in 2024, Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) will offer the option of a 50K distance to its Antarctica Marathon® running events.Read more
Recognized internationally as ‘The Ultimate Human Race’, the Comrades Marathon is the oldest ultramarathon in the world and is considered among one of the most iconic events for long distance runners. Marathon Tours & Travel is thrilled to become the exclusive International Tour Operator for the 96th running of the Comrades Marathon, to be held on Sunday, June 11, 2023.Read more
Cuba isn’t the only destination where using a travel planner’s expertise can help eliminate the stress of planning to run the distance on foreign soil. Since 1979, Marathon Tours & Travel has been partnering with races around the world and assisting runners with land-based logistics, including race registration.Read More
Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) a longstanding recognized leader in the destination travel industry for runners and their supporters, is expanding globally through a merger with Destination Sport Group (DSG). A British based company, DSG encompasses leading sports travel companies, which helps thousands of clients travel to sport events around the world, specifically in the endurance running, cycling and triathlon sectors through its Destination Sport Experiences (DSE) brand. In addition to its current headquarters in Boston, MA USA, MTT will now expand its worldwide footprint with offices operating under the business name of Marathon Tours & Travel in Manchester, United Kingdom and Australia. Read More
Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) is the Exclusive Domestic Travel and Accommodations Booking Agency for the Boston Marathon, and secures hotel rooms around the Boston metropolitan area for the weekend events. MTT’s relationship with the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) began 41 years ago in 1981. To book accommodations and for additional information go to our Boston Marathon webpage. Reservations accepted starting on Wednesday, June 1 at 12:00PM ET. Hotel selection is on a first-come, first-served basis.Read More
After years of litigation required to recognize and protect their innovative globally respected brand, Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) officially received the registered trademark designation for its Seven Continents Club® (SCC). MTT established the SCC in 1995, when the inaugural Antarctica Marathon®& Half-Marathon made it possible for runners to conquer a marathon or half-marathon on all seven continents. Read more
For Mohan Ambaty, completing a half-marathon in Antarctica wasn’t nearly the most difficult part of his trip. The physical challenge for the longtime runner seemed fairly routine compared to the emotional toll of frequent COVID-19 testing, precautionary quarantines and the knowledge that his quest to run a half-marathon on every continent could be deterred at any moment because of uncooperative weather or a positive test result. A few days of seasickness didn’t help, either. But on Jan. 28, Ambaty, 53, completed the Antarctica Half Marathon on King George Island in a time of 2:26:30, finishing second in the men’s event. It was a race like no other, he said, devoid of crowds, water stations and music.Read More
The topic of the “new longevity” has intrigued me, as I have always pushed my own boundaries of what is possible as I’ve aged. It led me to write a book last year called ROAR—an acronym for the four-step process to “Reimagine, Own Who You Are, Act on Your Plan, and Reassess Your Relationships” into the second half of your life. My own reimagining started at 39, when I had the epiphany that all I was doing was working. My identity was tied up in what I did for a living versus who I was as a person. On a flight home from a business trip, I decided to tap into my adventure self, identifying what really excited me. I resolved to take a flying lesson (a boyhood dream) and planned a trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro (inspired by Hemingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro). Author and Seven Continents Club Finisher - Michael ClintonRead More