World Marathon Challenge 7 Marathons 7 Continents 7 Days

World Marathon Challenge by the numbers

7 – Global stops via private charter

183.4 – Miles of running

25,000 – Air miles

60 – Hours of flying

59 -Total finishers worldwide

15 – American competitors

1 – New England competitor

0 – Rhode Island competitors

Lets make Nick the FIRST

Nick’s Story

Running has always been a major part of my life. From my high school days in Acton, Mass., to my college years at SMU in Dallas and after, I loved to get out and run. By the time I reached my early 30s I was finding my stride in the marathon. In my one New York City Marathon I paced several women runners who were attempting to qualify for Boston. They did. In my three Boston Marathons, I ran faster each time, with my best time a 2:45:59, good for 318th place overall out of 14,573 total runners. But in recent years I’ve become more interested in challenging myself with something unconventional. Of course, running a marathon is hard. I just wanted to find something harder.

I first heard about the World Marathon Challenge a few months after the inaugural race in 2015. At the time, suffering from a nagging ankle injury, the race seemed completely out of reach. A year later, my ankle mostly healed, the race attracted more publicity and I was hooked. Between my love of travel, my passion for running, and my desire to compete in a more demanding and unique race, I couldn’t think of anything better than the WMC.

The first marathon will take place on mainland Antarctica. From there the running will heat up with daily stops in Cape Town, South Africa; Perth, Australia; Dubai, UAE; Madrid, Spain; and Barranquilla, Colombia. The adventure will end on day seven with the final race in Miami, USA.