San Francisco man to run races on 7 continents in 7 days

Christopher Michel/FlickrThe World Marathon Challenge starts in Antarctica on Saturday. A group of people will run seven marathons on seven countries in seven days.

Christopher Michel/FlickrThe World Marathon Challenge starts in Antarctica on Saturday. A group of people will run seven marathons on seven countries in seven days.

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco man is attempting to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

Thirty-one-year old Tim Durbin is the only American competing in the World Marathon Challenge that starts Saturday.

The group starts in Antarctica, then it's onto Chile, followed by Miami, Madrid, Morocco, Dubai, ending in Sydney, Australia.

On each of the seven days, Durbin and 8 others will aim to complete a 26.2 mile marathon.

Two in the group will try to run a half-marathon each day.

The other competitors are from Brazil, India, Great Britain, Hong Kong, France, Finland and Australia. Many are seasoned marathoners.

Eleven have run the North Pole Marathon or Anatartcic Ice Marathon, the northernmost and southernmost marathons on earth.

Durbin also trying to raise $77,777 for a cancer research foundation. But he's also shelling out $37,000 to participate.

MarathonOther SportsTim DurbinWorld Marathon Challenge

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Construction in the Better Market Street Project between Fifth and Eighth streets is expected to break ground in mid-2021.<ins></ins>
SFMTA board to vote on Better Market Street changes

Agency seeks to make up for slimmed-down plan with traffic safety improvements

A view of Science Hall at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
CCSF begins search for next chancellor amid new challenges

‘It’s arguably the biggest single responsibility the board has,’ trustee says

Some people are concerned that University of California, San Francisco’s expansion at its Parnassus campus could cause an undesirable increase in the number of riders on Muni’s N-Judah line.<ins></ins>
Will UCSF’s $20 million pledge to SFMTA offset traffic woes?

An even more crowded N-Judah plus increased congestion ahead cause concern

From left, Natasha Dennerstein, Gar McVey-Russell, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Jan Steckel and Miah Jeffra appear in Perfectly Queer’s fifth anniversary reading on Jan. 20.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>
Perfectly Queer reading series celebrates fifth anniversary

Online event features five writers, games, prizes

(Robert Greene/Tribune News Service)
As tensions grow over vaccinations and politics, California lawmakers face threats from public

Anti-vaccine speakers hint at gun violence during routine budget hearing at state Capitol

Most Read