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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
Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) is pleased to announce that Founder/CEO Thom Gilligan and President Jeff Adams were elected to the Board of Directors of Oceanites – a research based nonprofit organization focused on the effects of climate change and tourism on Antarctica. The relationship between MTT and Oceanites began more than a decade ago with the goal to raise awareness of these issues with participants of the Antarctica Marathon® & Half-Marathon. Additionally, Antarctica Marathon® is awarded the registered trademark through the US Patent and Trademark Office. 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
Milton resident Kevin Wilson’s first run after recovering from COVID-19 was a four mile run in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wilson’s second? A half marathon in Antarctica. By day Wilson is a police officer in Burlington, but for the past fifteen years he has been an avid runner, starting in his late 20s with the goal of completing a half marathon by the end of that year and never looking back. On Jan. 28, Wilson had a dream come true when he stepped onto the cold, barren ground of King George Island in Antarctica.Read More
Recently, on unseasonably mild days, Marathon Tours & Travel held the 21 and 22 running of the Antarctica Marathon® and Half-Marathon, which has taken place on King George Island since its inception in 1995. Back then, runners dealt with brutal conditions, as they ran through snow and navigated sheets of ice. This year, after a two-year absence due to the global pandemic, runners’ encountered milder conditions and instead of snow or ice, their challenge was a very hilly course and lots of mud. Climate change is real and is being witnessed first-hand. Read more
The 22nd running of the Antarctica Marathon®️ & Half-Marathon took place on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica on Sunday, February 6. After deferring the event in 2020 and 2021, the Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) organizing team produced a second highly successful Antarctica event in 10 days, despite a unique set of circumstances due to the ongoing global pandemic.Read More
Congratulations to the 2022 Antarctica Half-Marathon Finishers (Voyage 2)!Read More
Congratulations to the finishers of the 2022 Antarctica Marathon (Voyage 2)!Read More
The 21st running of the Antarctica Marathon & Half-Marathon took place on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica on Friday, January 28. After deferring the event in 2020 and 2021, the Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) organizing team produced a highly successful event despite a unique set of circumstances due to the ongoing global pandemic.Read More