Results

Gary Thornton (IRL) and Becca Pizzi (USA) win the men's and women's titles, respectively, at the 2018 World Marathon Challenge.

The 2018 World Marathon Challenge started in Antarctica on January 30th at 10:13 Miami time and the final race finisher in Miami completed the event on February 5th at 21:47 Miami time, or 6 days 11 hours 34 minutes (the final race started at 14:20 Miami time). Becca Pizzi (USA) , who already holds the women's record since 2016 for the best average marathon time (3:55:11 hrs), set a new women's world record of 6 days 7 hours 58 minutes for fastest duration to complete marathons on all 7 continents. Gary Thornton (IRL) won the men's race with an average time of 3:12:19 hrs, and running sub 3 hours in Antarctica and Australia along the way. The effective temperature fluctuation between the first two races was about 70 F, with it dipping to 5F windchill in Antarctica and climbing to 75F in Cape Town, Africa, the following day.

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2018 Men's Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total
93 1 Gary Thornton 2:58:39 3:06:55 2:59:55 3:04:29 3:19:28 3:35:31 3:21:19 3:12:19 22:26:16
94 2 Jason Cousins 3:44:56 3:43:23 3:40:50 3:26:56 4:01:18 3:35:31 3:41:16 3:42:01 25:54:10
95 3 Scott Coey 3:52:47 3:59:52 3:50:59 3:38:14 4:01:18 4:08:33 4:03:36 3:56:28 27:35:19
96 4 Joshua Cohen 3:55:05 4:08:04 3:52:14 3:28:07 4:01:18 4:08:33 4:03:36 3:56:42 27:36:57
97 5 JP Caudill 4:09:37 4:27:53 3:57:14 3:57:01 4:01:18 4:14:02 4:03:36 4:07:14 28:50:41
98 6 Nick Wishart 4:22:45 4:09:23 4:02:39 4:47:15 4:01:18 4:34:35 4:15:48 4:19:06 30:13:43
99 7 David Harris 4:24:29 4:43:57 4:15:50 3:58:03 4:10:01 4:26:25 4:27:03 4:20:50 30:25:48
100 8 Brian Winter 4:31:40 4:17:00 4:19:10 4:24:30 4:28:04 4:22:13 4:33:45 4:25:12 30:56:22
101 9 Dorn Wenninger 4:21:44 4:45:48 4:16:40 4:36:56 4:41:47 4:40:07 4:03:36 4:29:31 31:26:38
102 10 Jared Blank 4:05:12 4:27:53 4:46:20 4:42:47 5:25:59 4:14:02 4:03:36 4:32:16 31:45:49
Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total

2018 Women's Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total
22 1 Becca Pizzi 4:06:45 4:11:15 4:02:13 4:00:01 3:59:49 4:21:21 3:51:11 4:04:39 28:32:35
23 2 Meghan Newcomer 4:41:14 5:05:59 4:46:20 4:05:33 4:21:57 4:06:15 4:08:20 4:27:57 31:15:38
24 3 Renee De Marsh 4:28:10 4:38:47 4:22:10 4:30:41 4:42:20 4:35:03 4:36:52 4:33:26 31:54:03
25 4 Cara Nelson 4:50:15 4:41:49 4:48:50 4:50:16 4:47:38 4:46:44 4:37:23 4:46:08 33:22:55
26 5 Carrie Lavigne 5:06:16 4:51:11 4:41:50 4:48:10 4:46:12 4:44:20 4:37:44 4:47:58 33:35:43
27 6 Gulzhamal DeFelice 4:38:03 4:51:11 4:35:41 4:23:36 4:39:46 5:16:48 6:22:38 4:58:15 34:47:43
28 7 Kelly Allen McLay 6:05:08 5:02:11 5:09:04 4:36:01 5:25:13 5:29:37 4:38:56 5:12:19 36:26:10
29 8 Deb Carneol 5:10:45 4:47:07 5:29:10 5:59:57 5:20:50 5:12:40 4:55:27 5:16:34 36:55:56
30 9 Sarah Lacina 4:53:47 4:47:07 5:35:48 6:28:51 5:39:42 5:47:54 4:23:45 5:22:25 37:36:54
31 10 Heather Brien 5:34:49 5:40:56 5:42:26 5:51:33 6:14:39 6:29:56 6:58:53 6:04:45 42:33:12
Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total

2018 Men's Half Marathon Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total
93 1 Byron Ball 3:06:41 2:58:51 2:47:05 2:31:20 2:48:33 2:38:12 2:57:07 2:49:41 19:47:49
Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total

2018 Women's Half Marathon Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total
94 1 Sarah Reinertsen 3:21:25 2:59:07 2:46:03 2:42:16 3:02:35 2:31:15 2:29:26 2:50:18 19:52:07
Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total

2018 Assisted in Wheelchair Marathon Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total
95 1 Johanna Garvin 5:08:30 4:54:40 4:34:15 4:38:16 4:38:15 4:50:52 4:36:36 4:45:55 33:21:24
Pos Name Surname Antarctica Africa Australia Asia Europe S America N America Average Total

Updated World Records after 2018 World Marathon Challenge

Fastest Average Marathon Time (Men) - Michael Wardian (USA): 2:45:57 hrs

Fastest Average Marathon Time (Women) - Becca Pizzi (USA): 3:55:11 hrs

Fastest Duration (Men) - Richard Donovan (IRL): 4 Days 22 Hours 3 Minutes

Fastest Duration (Women) - Becca Pizzi (USA): 6 Days 7 hours 58 Minutes

Michael Wardian (USA) and Silvana Camelio (CHL) win the men's and women's titles, respectively, at the 2017 World Marathon Challenge.

Wardian set an astounding new world record for the fastest cumulative marathon time of 19:21:36 hrs (or average marathon time of 2:45:57 hrs) to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Although she didn't have the fastest average marathon time for women, China's Guoping Xie won the final marathon in Sydney and set a new women's world record for fastest time frame (female) to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents - completing them all in 6 days 8 hours 30 minutes. Thirty-one of 33 competitors succeeded in completing the 2017 World Marathon Challenge within 168 hours, or 7 Days -one competitor missed the first marathon race in Antarctica and another had to wothdraw due to injury after running two marathons. The Challenge started in Antarctica at 20:41 Sydney Time on 23 January 2017 and the last competitor finished long before the 7 Day deadline of 20:41 Sydney Time on 30th January. Please see the timeline on our Facebook Page for updates as they happened!

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2017 Men's Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Surname Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total
1 1 Michael Wardian 02:54:54 02:45:42 02:37:56 02:42:35 02:45:33 02:49:25 02:45:31 02:45:57 19:21:36
2 2 Petr Vabrousek 03:05:27 02:57:11 02:55:10 03:04:39 03:19:02 03:24:47 03:14:02 03:08:37 22:00:18
3 3 Luke Wigman 03:09:42 03:02:41 03:00:44 03:05:37 03:01:24 03:32:20 03:14:22 03:09:33 22:06:50
4 4 Patrick Charlebois 03:32:02 03:08:28 03:15:26 03:05:20 02:57:54 03:22:31 03:17:27 03:14:10 22:39:08
5 5 Ryan Hall 03:26:31 03:06:33 03:15:38 03:41:41 03:04:56 03:46:20 05:15:34 03:39:36 25:37:13
6 6 Martin Molsater 03:51:35 03:32:25 03:28:20 03:37:45 03:37:24 03:50:48 03:43:59 03:40:19 25:42:16
7 7 Patrick Cande 04:04:44 03:37:40 03:37:51 03:43:00 03:38:35 03:56:13 03:46:02 03:46:18 26:24:05
8 8 Rajesh Patel 04:13:42 03:22:45 03:32:02 03:39:40 03:51:58 04:12:35 03:47:23 03:48:35 26:40:05
9 9 Daniel Palko 03:54:27 03:43:09 04:09:00 03:51:02 03:59:59 04:38:28 04:04:20 04:02:55 28:20:25
10 10 Ibrar Ali 04:15:42 03:50:01 04:05:02 03:47:20 04:00:48 04:38:28 04:00:51 04:05:27 28:38:12
Pos Name Surname Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total

2017 Women's Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Surname Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total
1 1 Silvana Camelio 4:14:10 3:45:48 3:58:11 4:08:09 4:10:24 4:34:25 4:37:10 04:12:37 29:28:17
2 2 Guoping Xie 4:23:50 3:58:08 4:04:28 4:14:04 4:15:50 4:48:55 3:50:09 04:13:38 29:35:24
3 3 Georgina Acons 4:52:25 4:15:02 4:34:13 4:22:24 4:36:05 5:23:18 4:27:10 04:38:40 32:30:37
4 4 Nahilia Hernandez 4:14:10 4:10:05 4:16:45 4:42:29 4:36:05 5:48:28 4:47:37 04:39:23 32:35:39
5 5 Celene Loo 5:32:24 4:50:40 4:31:34 4:41:00 4:51:02 4:55:49 4:09:25 04:47:25 33:31:54
6 6 Sinead Kane 5:22:28 4:24:39 5:05:30 4:44:44 4:50:21 4:34:25 4:42:59 04:49:18 33:45:06
7 7 BethAnn Telford 6:11:41 4:20:17 4:27:56 4:18:16 4:36:05 5:59:59 4:35:17 04:55:39 34:29:31
8 8 Catherine Sun 7:24:09 5:15:52 5:35:19 5:32:11 4:49:29 5:16:40 4:47:04 05:31:32 38:40:44
9 9 Judy Scrine 6:20:23 5:37:54 5:55:15 5:26:25 5:27:13 6:12:31 5:22:13 05:45:59 40:21:54
Pos Name Surname Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total

2017 Women's 50 km Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Surname Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total
10 1 Nahilia Hernandez 5:15:43 5:11:46 5:37:23 6:08:37 5:44:44 7:29:42 6:49:03 6:02:25 42:16:58
Pos Name Surname Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total

Updated World Records after 2017 World Marathon Challenge

Fastest Average Marathon Time (Men) - Michael Wardian (USA): 2:45:57 hrs

Fastest Average Marathon Time (Women) - Becca Pizzi (USA): 3:55:11 hrs

Fastest Duration (Men) - Richard Donovan (IRL): 4 Days 22 Hours 3 Minutes

Fastest Duration (Women) - Guoping Xie (CHN): 6 Days 8 hours 30 Minutes

Dan Cartica (USA) and Becca Pizzi (USA) won the men's and women's titles, respectively, in the 2016 World Marathon Challenge.

Both athletes succeeded in setting new world records for the fastest cumulative marathon times of 24:46:56 hrs and 27:26:15 hrs (or average marathon times of 3:32:25 hrs and 3:55:11 hrs, respectively) to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Pizzi also set a new record for fastest time frame (female) to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents at 6 days 18 hours 38 minutes. All 15 competitors in the 2016 World Marathon Challenge succeeded in completing the event within 168 hours, or 7 Days. The Challenge started in Antarctica at 08:34 Sydney Time on 23 January 2016 and the last competitor finished hours before the 7 Day deadline of 08:34 Sydney Time on 30th January. Please see the timeline on our Facebook Page for updates as they happened!

NOTE: Depending on your browser, you may need to select the + sign beside a person's name to see their full list of individual marathon results and average time for the World Marathon Challenge.

2016 Men's Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average
25 1 Daniel Cartica USA 3:31:43 3:12:46 3:28:49 3:39:28 3:33:38 3:42:02 3:38:30 3:32:25
26 2 Calum Ramm USA 3:31:43 3:13:18 3:28:48 3:39:28 3:33:38 3:58:11 3:38:30 3:34:48
27 3 Yusuke Mamada JPN 5:21:48 4:30:12 4:20:25 4:19:08 4:13:41 4:37:03 4:14:53 4:31:01
28 4 James Alderson AUS 4:36:08 4:13:18 4:17:10 4:53:57 4:56:16 3:39:50 5:15:32 4:33:10
29 5 Robert Weeks USA 5:16:01 4:22:49 4:00:06 4:35:42 4:53:19 4:56:57 4:48:52 4:41:58
30 6 Hassan Baraka MOR 5:29:13 4:37:09 4:24:15 4:46:22 4:31:32 4:41:52 4:29:20 4:42:49
31 7 Stefan Aumann GER 5:44:49 4:59:48 4:28:03 4:55:54 5:50:40 4:43:35 4:32:17 5:02:09
32 8 Patrick Fallon USA 5:47:53 4:52:32 5:34:17 5:33:44 5:50:40 4:19:49 3:53:21 5:07:28
33 9 Boon Ong SIN 6:01:28 4:21:01 4:52:20 5:27:30 5:59:28 4:57:49 5:14:35 5:16:19
34 10 Phing Ong SIN 6:01:28 5:04:14 4:52:20 5:27:30 5:59:28 5:45:27 5:01:41 5:27:27
Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average

2016 Women's Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average
25 1 Becca Pizzi USA 3:57:19 3:44:18 3:41:20 3:48:59 3:50:47 4:14:41 4:08:51 3:55:11
26 2 Demelza Alderson AUS/GBR 4:36:08 4:13:18 4:17:10 4:53:57 4:56:16 5:24:56 5:15:32 4:48:11
27 3 Heather Hawkins AUS 5:18:49 4:47:08 4:46:12 5:03:41 5:03:44 5:18:48 4:39:21 4:59:40
28 4 Sarah Ames GER/USA 6:52:29 6:24:35 6:04:10 6:35:10 6:30:31 6:18:26 6:38:14 6:29:05
Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average

Current World Records after 2016 World Marathon Challenge

Fastest Male Time Frame - Richard Donovan (IRL): 4 Days 22 Hours 3 Minutes.

Fastest Cumulative Marathon Time (Male) - Dan Cartica (USA): 24 hrs 46 minutes 56 seconds (average marathon = 3:32:25 hrs)

Fastest Female Time Frame - Becca Pizzi (USA) - Becca Pizzi (USA): 6 Days 18 hours 38 Minutes.

Fastest Cumulative Marathon Time (Female) - Becca Pizzi (USA): 27 hrs 26 minutes 15 seconds (average marathon = 3:55:11 hrs)

David Gething won the men's title in the 2015 World Marathon Challenge while Marianna Zaikova became the first woman to run 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days.

All competitors succeeded in completing the Challenge within 168 hours, or 7 Days. The event started in Antarctica at 09:30 Sydney Time on 17 January 2015 and the last competitor finished hours before the 7 Day deadline of 09:30 Sydney Time on 24th January. Please see the timeline on our Facebook Page for updates as they happened!

NOTE: Depending on your browser, you may need to select the + sign beside a person's name to see their full list of individual marathon results and average time for the World Marathon Challenge.

2015 Men's Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total
1 1 David Gething HKG 3:21:35 3:23:01 3:41:49 3:36:06 4:20:55 3:43:06 3:29:31 3:21:35 25:36:03
2 2 Douglas Wilson AUS 3:52:52 3:36:40 3:41:28 3:36:21 4:20:36 3:43:06 3:17:11 3:52:52 26:08:14
3 3 James Love GBR 3:56:55 4:06:21 3:46:15 4:07:56 4:36:01 3:54:17 3:56:24 3:56:55 28:24:09
4 4 Marcelo Alves BRA 4:10:38 4:20:02 4:04:38 4:37:44 4:43:13 4:42:24 4:33:01 4:10:38 31:11:40
5 5 Pierre Wolkonsky FRA 4:08:22 4:03:21 4:21:31 5:00:33 5:32:57 5:21:09 3:54:03 4:08:22 32:21:56
6 6 James Danaher GBR 4:53:25 4:54:17 4:19:41 4:31:47 5:57:21 4:27:16 4:53:27 4:53:25 33:57:14
7 7 Tim Durbin USA 4:36:25 5:40:55 5:23:04 5:24:35 5:58:24 5:40:21 4:55:34 4:36:25 37:39:18
8 8 Jon O'Shea GBR 5:40:33 4:47:18 4:44:20 4:53:14 6:19:33 5:32:23 5:52:22 5:40:33 37:49:43
9 9 Ted Jackson GBR 5:59:07 6:22:13 6:36:01 6:16:56 7:45:53 6:17:25 6:12:00 5:59:07 45:29:35
Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total

2015 Women's Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total
1 1 Marianna Zaikova FIN 5:16:55 5:14:45 5:06:51 5:29:31 6:05:50 6:32:45 6:36:08 5:46:06 40:22:45
Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total

2015 Men's Half Marathon Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total
1 1 Krishna Chigurupati IND 3:11:36 2:52:29 2:34:40 3:01:12 3:08:46 2:37:01 3:33:54 2:59:57 20:59:38
Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total

2015 Women's Half Marathon Results

wdt_ID Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total
1 1 Uma Chigurupati IND 3:15:39 3:05:26 2:41:01 3:05:05 3:08:46 2:46:52 3:33:54 3:05:15 21:36:43
Pos Name Nationality Antarctica S America N America Europe Africa Asia Australia Average Total

World Marathon Challenge

The World Marathon Challenge ® is a logistical and physical challenge to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Competitors must run the standard 42.2 km marathon distance in Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America within 168 hours, or 7 days. The clock starts when the first marathon begins in Antarctica.

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