Seven Marathons in Seven Days

This spring, Dave Heeley will take up the Seven Magnificent Marathons challenge and run marathons on seven continents in seven days. April 7th through the 13th, Dave and his running partner Malcolm Carr will run in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Santiago, Los Angeles, Sydney, Dubai, Tunis, and London. Heeley is in it for his favorite cause, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Oh yeah, Dave is blind. If he accomplishes his goal, he will be the first blind runner ever to complete seven marathons in seven days. Link -via Grow-A-Brain

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What about Terry Fox, 143 marathons in 143 days. With only 1 leg (the other lost to cancer - metastatic osteosarcoma) and a tumor (which killed him shortly after he had to stop his 'Marathon of Hope'.

How about Rick Hansen who averaged 51km (~31miles)/day for 26 months in his wheelchair.
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For our honeymoon, our flight from Philly to Miami was delayed and so we missed our connection to Santiago, Chile. We were not even going there to run the South American leg of a 7 day, 7 continent marathon. In travel experience, I don't know how you can just be on seven continents in seven days, let alone run a marathon on each one. I hope they have a private jet with beds to sleep in between the runs, because this sounds logistically impossible.

Given the monk example above and the super-marathons I have heard about, I am will to concede that people can run the distance, it's the travel that floors me.
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