Thanks for the update and all the work you are doing. I can't begin to image the logistics issues you are having to deal with right now. Thanks so much.
Thank you and everyone at Marathon Tours for taking all of these curve balls and handling them like champs. I love that I haven’t had to worry about my Antarctica trip in the midst of the chaos. Looking forward to 2021.
This trip was expertly planned and I feel like we got a steal for what we paid vs. what we got. It was truly incredible and I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!! Many thanks and compliments to everyone involved with your operation and company!!!
Paul, Alyssa, and Jeff were so much fun! They clearly blend well as a group, work together seamlessly, make sure everything is in place, and work around the clock for us. Loved getting to know them -- thank you!
The area we stayed in Buenos Aires was Fantastic, very beautiful near the river and the park and not far from the city center and for the excursions to Uruguay. There were plenty of restaurants and shops and places to run.
One of the most challenging, thus one of the most rewarding for having completed it. As I said to Thom, I don't care about the wind, sleet, hills, mud or any other conditions; I'm just glad he pulled it off and we got an opportunity to run. What an amazing marathon with all of the politics, weather, logistics and other pieces that have to come together. We're so fortunate that Thom was crazy enough to do it for 20 years.
Antarctica is just such a spectacular destination, and the staff made us feel right and home. The entire expedition was extraordinary. I am very appreciative of having the opportunity to run in an event like this. The expeditions were probably my favorite part, outside the marathon itself. I was not expecting the rest of the trip to be so inspiring that I almost forgot about the marathon by the end!
The pre-trip conference call was excellent! Jeff did an outstanding job covering what we needed to know about the race. I really appreciated his guidance on layering; it was detailed and very specific. I followed his advice to the letter and was perfectly dressed for race day. He was timely, covered all the details, and answered all the questions with the information runners wanted to know. It was a very well run conference call. It's clear he's a seasoned professional and I felt in good hands with his guidance.
The coaching sessions were a great extra add-on and I found them very helpful in mentally preparing for the race. I took notes through each session and referenced them on the ship the night before the race. Christine's coaching definitely helped my mental game on race day, particularly during the hail storm!
As all my trips with Marathon Tours an overall wonderful experience. Antarctica is a place unlike any other we have visited thus far. It had been on my bucket list forever and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to experience it with such a wonderful group. It still seems quite unreal to have been there - it is a truly magical place. Also, the marathon was quite an experience and successfully completing it will always be one of my biggest accomplishments.