The Intercontinental Marathon Club

Successful World Marathon Challenge participants will become members of the exclusive INTERCONTINENTAL MARATHON CLUB, reserved for athletes who have run 7 marathons on 7 continents within 7 days.

  1. A marathon distance is 42.195km (26.2 miles).
  2. The seven major continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
  3. A marathon distance in its entirety must be completed on each continent. A marathon which starts on one continent and finishes on another will not be counted. Marathons on treadmills or boats will not be counted. A person running beyond a marathon distance as part of an ultra marathon must complete the advertised ultra marathon distance or be given an official split time for the marathon.
  4. Islands located near a continental landmass are considered part of that continent if they are part of its tectonic plate or continental shelf. In this respect, Ireland and Britain are considered part of Europe, Greenland is part of North America (although politically part of Europe) and Japan is part of Asia.
  5. There are some islands and island groups that are not considered part of any continent: Hawaii is an example.
  6. For the avoidance of doubt, the South Shetland Islands, including its northernmost King George Island, and the Falkland Islands are not considered part of the continent of Antarctica. These islands are not located within the Antarctic Circle, they are not located on Antarctica's continental landmass, and they are not part of the Antarctica Tectonic Plate or geographic continental shelf. The South Shetland Islands are specifically located on the Shetland Plate while the Falklands are on the South America Plate. Both sets of islands also share a distinctly more moderate set of climatic conditions that sets them apart from the continent of Antarctica.
  7. Members of the 7 Continents Marathon Club / Intercontinental Marathon Club should exemplify the spirit of adventure marathon running.

Members of Intercontinental Marathon Club

There are 164 members, 118 men and 46 women, who have run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 Days.

wdt_ID Name Country
331 Aimin Pu (CHN)
332 Aditya Raj (IND)
333 Alain d'Andria (FRA)
334 Andrew Brooks (USA)
335 Arno van Triest (NED)
336 Boon Ong (SIN)
337 Brad Miller (USA)
338 Bret Parker (USA)
339 Brian Winter (USA)
340 Byron Ball (USA)
Name Country

wdt_ID Name Country
241 Becca Pizzi (USA)
242 BethAnn Telford (USA)
243 Cara Nelson (USA)
244 Carrie Lavigne (USA)
245 Catherine Sun (CHN)
246 Celene Loo (SIN)
247 Deb Carneol (USA)
248 Demelza Alderson (AUS/GBR)
249 Emma Clair Dumont (FRA)
250 Georgina Acons (GBR)
Name Country

wdt_ID Name Country
196 Ashok Arora (USA)
197 Brian Cronin (USA)
198 Byron Ball (USA)
199 Filip Vabrousek (CZE)
200 Ginny Turner (USA)
201 Janine Canham (GBR)
202 Jeremie Gicquel (FRA)
203 Julie LaForge (USA)
204 Krishna Prasad Chigurupati (IND)
205 Sarah Reinertsen (USA)
Name Country

wdt_ID Name Country
211 Johanna Garvin (AUS)
Name Country

wdt_ID Name Country
208 Nicole Chik (HKG)
209 Brandi Myers (USA)
Name Country

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

Fastest Average Marathon Time (Women) - Kristina Schou Madsen (DEN): 3:25:57 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

Oldest Man - Dan Little (USA): 76 years old

Oldest Woman - Gloria Lau (SIN) 67 years old