Completion of all 7 Continents Together- Official Members of the 7 Continents Club!!- July 6th, 2008


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Today marks the completion of our goal that we embarked on together starting in 2005! We have officially completed a marathon on all 7 continents together! This makes us the first couple in the World to complete a marathon on every continent together. By together we mean that we ran side by side on these marathons together, supporting each other the entire way and at the end, we crossed the finish line together holding hands! You will see this in our pictures for proof! We are very proud of this accomplishment and challenge!!!! The blogs on our journey are short and brief, please read our book when completed to hear about how we worked together setting goals, managing work/life balance especially given we both work for a technology company, supporting each other before the race and during the race, etc. The book will provide guidance on how to set unique goals as a couple not requiring a lot of money, etc. but to provide for a more powerful and loving marriage, healthy lifestyle and successful careers!

Thanks especially to Marathon Tours  and Travel for all of your support on our journey together! Thanks so much to all of our friends, family and fellow runners who supported us throughout this time!  We look forward to our continued relationships and meeting up with you all in future runs!!!

7 Continents Completed (We have ran several marathons in the US, however we are only listing the one below)

Continents Completed

1. Europe– Le Marathon Du Medoc- September 10th, 2005- Race results can be verified by Marathon Tours and Travel-– see medals in Europe Section

2. Africa– Safaricom Marathon- June 28th, 2006- Verification:–       See medals in Africa Section

3. Antarctica Marathon– February 26th, 2007- Verification:( Please note- Men and Women started 5 minutes apart so there is a 5 minute discrepencie in finish time.  Pictures demonstrate completion together and this can also be verified by Thom Gilligan at Marathon Tours and Travel-  – See medals in Antarctica Section.

4. South America- Fin Del Mundo Marathon- March 6th, 2007- Verification- Race results can be verified by Thom Gilligan at  Marathon Tours and Travel-  See medals in South America Section

5. United States– Nashville Country Music Marathon-April 28th, 2007- Verification-

6. China- Great Wall Marathon- May 17th, 2008- Verification:

7. Australia– Gold Coast Marathon- July 6th, 2008- Verification:


Australia-Gold Coast Marathon, July 6th, 2008

Australia MarathonGold Coast Marathon

Gold Coast Marathon, Australia- July 6, 2008

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Our Final Seven Continents Completed!!! We are now a member of the 7 Continents Club-

This was a great marathon to end on as it was very flat and scenic. You can view a video of our run in the video section (Please note: I have modified video and this is not an exact replication of the path- I manipulated the video to showcase kangaroos, etc on the run). The day prior to the marathon it we had hurricane winds and torrential rains. They were predicting this same weather for race day as well so as you can imagine, we were a bit concerned as to whether we would be able to run and complete our 7 continents! Luckily, the lord was watching over us and and provided us with a beautiful sunny day at about 65 degrees!

We went to a shop in Australia to purchase our Australian costumes for the run. We had no clue what we were going to wear this time, but I think we ended up being pretty darn creative. Check out the hats and the alligator on my rear end!!!

Race Day

Woke up early had a quick cup of coffee and headed to the start of the race. As mentioned above, it was an absolutely beautiful day!   The marathon started at the Gold Coast Airport which was very exciting! There were approximately 5,000 runners in this race (quite a bit smaller then many of our US races!). I remember the speech from Australia’s greatest marathoner, Rob de Castella. He was a great motivational speaker that the reward at the end will outweigh any of the pain and discomfort you feel along the 26.2 mile course! There were a lot of spectators at the beginning of the race and throughout the course. Some great views of Broadwater as well as Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach and Burleigh Heights!


  • Meeting up with many of the folks that had also ran the Antarctica Marathon with us! Great to see everyone again!
  • Mile 12 David engulfed a hotdog given to him by a spectator. I think if I would have done this I would have barfed!!
  • Seeing the Kangaroos and Koalas
  • Opera House was amazing!
  • Embarking on the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb
  • Meeting the Aborigines and hearing their stories!