Bai Bin, a Chinese man, has become the first to finished a 24,000 km, 433 days (14-month), fourteen country run from Antarctica to the Arctic Ocean.
Beginning at the Great Wall Station in March 2018, Bai Bin arrived at the Arctic Ocean in Inuvik, N.W.T. in May 2019. Continue reading
When it comes to endurance, humans can outrun wolves, cheetahs, and even horses.
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At 76 years old, Dag Aabye is a living legend. Existing entirely off-the-grid in the mountains near Vernon, British Columbia, and without the trappings of modern day society. He has no cell phone or email address. Yet he is closer to freedom than most could ever imagine. If that isn’t enough, Dag dedicates his life to living out his greatest passion, training for a 125km Ultra-Marathon aptly named the “death race, for which he holds the record for the oldest person to ever complete the race.
“Never die easy,” Aabye says. “To me, there is no age. Age is something other people put on you. You put a person in an old folk’s home, and this person’s gonna die pretty quick because you tell them, ‘You’re old now—you’re ready to go.’”
Bill Burt, Eagle Tribune:
McGillivray’s inner drive to not only attempt but complete such big events is unmatched.
”Why scale Mount Everest? Why run across the country?” he said. “People want to be challenged. Some people, like myself, need to be challenged.
“For me, a lot of this is self-esteem, self confidence,” he said. “It’s important for me to set a goal, achieve it — getting it done and feeling good about myself.”
Here are some of The Guardian’s suggestions for the best adventure travel challenges for 2018:
- Mongolian cycling adventure
- Swimming the Greek Cyclades
- Hiking weekend, Bulgaria
- Azores Trail Run
- Vätternrundan Bike Race, Sweden
- SUP tour, Cuba
- Cycling in Umbria, Italy
- Great Wall of China trek
Check the article for the other suggestions.
Erin Strout, writing in Runner’s World:
Molly Huddle became the fastest American woman ever at the 13.1-mile distance on Sunday, setting the American record of 1:07:25 at the Houston Half Marathon.
Averaging 5:08 per mile to run to a seventh-place finish, she was 9 seconds faster than Deena Kastor, who held the previous record, was in 2006. On the way to that history-making mark, Huddle, 33, also set national road records for 10 miles (50:52) and 20K (1:03:48).
William J. Kole, writing for the Associated Press:
The Massachusetts marathoner, who won the 2016 World Marathon Challenge — seven marathons in seven days on all seven continents — will attempt to become the only person to twice complete the odyssey, which begins in Antarctica on Jan. 30 and ends in Miami on Feb. 5.
Why? “I’m certifiably crazy,” the Belmont woman jokes.
The Associated Press caught up with Pizzi, 37, a single mom with a singular mission:
AP: Why in God’s name would you do this again?
Pizzi: The locations! I get to run marathons in Novo, Antarctica; Cape Town, South Africa; Perth, Australia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Lisbon, Portugal; Cartagena, Colombia; and Miami. I love to run and I love to travel. I’m literally seeing more of the world, which is really fun for me.