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The World Marathon Challenge

January 27, 2009 by


The World Marathon Challenge is a logistical and physical challenge to become the first person to run seven marathons on seven continents in less than seven days.   Richard Donovan, an Irish international ultra runner, is scheduled to begin this effort on Saturday, 31st January 2009. He hopes to run the 42.2km distance (26.2 miles) in […]

New Irish Ultra for 2009

December 28, 2008 by

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Submitted by Gearoid Towey, formerly of the Irish Olympic Rowing team and 2 times world rowing champion is putting on a 55km  ultra challenge in Ireland. Gearoid says, ” I am organising an ultra run, night event based around the historic Art O Neill walk. The route and details are on ” From […]

Vlastik Skvaril still running for Canteen

October 31, 2008 by

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Even though  Vlastik Skvaril finished his run across Australia a few days ago, he is still working very hard at raising money for Canteen.  On his way back to Tasmania, he is stopping at Shopping centres along the way and promoting the cause by hopping on a treadmill for a couple of hours. Belinda and […]

Bart Yasso supporting Team Time for Lyme

October 28, 2008 by


Bart Yasso, the inventor of the famous Yasso’s 800s and inducted in to the Running Hall of Champions was struck with Lyme disease in 1997. I have been privileged to have Bart Yasso joining my fight for more Lyme disease research with the organization Time For Lyme ( Please visit my blog to read up […]

Vlastik Skvaril a week from completing epic run across Australia

October 20, 2008 by


Almost three months ago, Tasmanian Ultra runner, Vlastik Skvaril started his run across the middle of Australia. Apart from some major car troubles in the middle of the country his run has been a success.  Vlastik has been accompanied during the journey by his wife, Jo  Like all of his solo runs, Vlastik has been […]

Andrew Johns walking from Newcastle to Sydney

October 19, 2008 by


Link PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd joined rugby league legend Andrew Johns today at the start of a six-day mental health charity walk from Newcastle to Sydney. Mr Rudd walked the first 5.5km leg of the 176km walk with Johns this morning, along with about 500 supporters. The Prime Minister surprised supporters with a pledge of […]

The Run across New Hampshire

October 17, 2008 by

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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:01:21 -0400 From: Sherpa John Lacroix Subject: The Run Across NH October 18-19, 2008124 Miles Chesterfield, NH to Rye, NH To Benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NH TO learn more about our run and our fundraising efforts please visit our blog: We’re raffling off a 2007 Honda Shadow 600LX […]