A doctor runs on seven continents in five days
Dr Andrew Murray, a Scottish fitness enthusiast achieved an amazing feat by completing seven ultra marathons within 5 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. The seven locations, where he ran are Antarctic, Chile, Atlanta, London, Cairo, Dubai and Sydney.
FOR MOST of us running in a marathon would be followed by complete rest that runs into days, but same can't be said about Dr Andrew Murray, a Scottish fitness enthusiast, who completed seven ultra marathons within a week around seven continents.
His journey started on November 23, 2012 from Antartica, where he ran for around 50 km, after which he boarded a plane for Chile, which was the second location rounding in his South American leg. There was no time for the fitness freak to waste, given the unthinkable feat he was to achieve. He ran his third and the fourth leg in Atlanta and London respectively, which he finished on November 25 and 26. One may say that the London leg was a bit difficult, as he had to encounter rainfall as well.
His final three destinations were Cairo (Egypt), Dubai (UAE) and Sydney (Australia). The entire marathon took him 5 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes to be completed and one has to say that the Scot was able to bear extreme conditions while completing his challenge. One cannot also ignore the magnitude of the feat as the Scot was involved in ultra marathon, generally to be longer by about 7 km than the normal marathons.
After successfully achieving the feat, he said, "My body feels absolutely wrecked. We know that regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, but perhaps running 50km each day for a week will leave you a bit tender," reported The Telegraph.