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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
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
Through many challenges and obstacles throughout her life, running has been a savior for Linda. The Antarctica Marathon will be her 219th Marathon and her seventh continent. Although experienced and a world traveler, Linda feels the following about her upcoming journey: "I don't know what to expect, with the weather, with the terrain. I’m more afraid of Antarctica than any of the other places I’ve been." Wishing Linda a safe journey this week and an amazing adventure in Antarctica!Read More
The 60-year-old Clarksville Realtor is on a mission to run across the world, and Antarctica is her last stop. After decades of long-distance running, Shircel has participated in more than 200 marathons in nearly 50 states and at least 20 countries on 6 different continents. On Jan. 27, she is planning to join the Seven Continents Club finishers list as she prepares to run a 26.2 mile marathon in the coldest, windiest and driest of all Earth's continents.Read More
A team of Bermudian runners is to brave temperatures as low as minus 20F in an Antarctic marathon to raise cash for charity. Anna Laura Hocking, Philip Martin, Andy McComb and Mark Harris — the Bermuda Penguins — will take part in the Antarctica Marathon in support of the youth adventure organization Raleigh Bermuda.Read More
A Vermonter is on the verge of running around the world with just one continent left. Running is a tough sport, but running 26.2 miles is even tougher, and doing it in arctic temperatures takes a special kind of person. Liam Murphy isn’t just running, he’s running around the world. “I like to travel, and I want to stay healthy and I figured my reward for traveling would be to do a marathon,” said Murphy. Ireland, South Africa, Japan, Argentina, New Zealand, and now he’s taking on Antarctica.Read More
Meet upcoming Antarctica Marathon participant - Anna Hocking. She will be joining several other Bermudians on our 2022 Antarctica Marathon experience. She kicked off the year with Marathon Tours & Travel Antarctica Virtual Half-Marathon and finished with completing her goal of 2021 miles in 2021! Read More
In addition to our Seven Continents Club (SCC) Finishers, we have quite a few members in our community who are in the process of earning their SCC Finisher Medal. The SCC offers so much more though than only the opportunity to be recognized for completing the seven continents goal. Many members join the SCC for the VIP Travel Club benefits as they plan for their first international race. Read More