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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
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
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
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
While several companies focused on marathon-centered tours haven’t been able to relaunch trips yet, one that has is Marathon Tours & Travel. When asked how sales for his company have been since resuming trips, Jeff Adams had good news to report. “Some are over 30 percent above pre-Covid figures while the majority are slightly above average,” said the president of Massachusetts-based tour operator, which took runners to the Iceland Volcano Marathon on July 24.Read More
Despite the name, traveling with Marathon Tours goes far beyond running a marathon or a half, 10K or 5K, which are distances often included for spouses, children and fellow travelers who may not be able to complete a “full”, but want to participate. In fact, other than race day, these trips are very well-organized vacations to explore local habitats, wildlife, culture, cuisine and as such, provide access to amazing experiences that can even make the marathon seem like an accessory to the adventure itself.Read More