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7 days 7 marathons on 7 continents... whoa...!(14 posts)

7 days 7 marathons on 7 continents... whoa...!african
Oct 31, 2003 8:14 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3229737.stm
re: 7 days 7 marathons on 7 continents... whoa...!Fr Ted Crilly
Oct 31, 2003 8:44 AM
An amazing feat for anyone, never mind a 59 year old who had heart bypass surgery earlier this year. This is the same guy who along with his running buddy, Mike Stroud, were the first persons to walk unsupported across the Antarctica. If there was a senior Olympic games, this guy would probably clean up.
Pretty amazing feat, but...Brooks
Oct 31, 2003 11:22 AM
I don't think anyone really counts the Falkland Islands as part of Antartica. A friend of mine is competing in the NY marathon on Sunday. I can't imagine doing a marathon seven days in a row and combining it with jetlag, travel and trying to recover.
Amazing considering there are only 5 continents on Earth. nmBruno S
Oct 31, 2003 12:57 PM
Amazing considering there are only 5 continents on Earth. nmFr Ted Crilly
Oct 31, 2003 1:28 PM
Have you forgotten about Antarctica?
I thought it was accepted dact that north and south America were separate continents?
I think the original plan was to run the fist marathon on King George Island in Antarctica, but the flight to the island had to be cancelled last week due to bad weather. Running in the Falkland Islands probably seemed the best alternative, given timelines for the other runs..
Oh yeah? So why are there only 5 circles on the Olympic symbol?.Bruno S
Oct 31, 2003 4:26 PM
If you want to get really technical there are only 3: Australia, America and the Euroasian-african continent. Antartica? It is really only speculation that there is land under all that ice.
Antartica has no team....for the olympics...african
Oct 31, 2003 4:43 PM
Listen dumb nuts. The fact is there are 7 continents in the world as we know it. Go back to school.
Speculation?Fr Ted Crilly
Nov 3, 2003 8:35 AM
So what about all those mountains on Antarctica that rise up to 16,000ft above sea level? I suppose they are just tiny islands braking through the ice and not really part of a greater land mass?
Who taught you to count?Poseur
Oct 31, 2003 2:18 PM
or should we be blaming your geography teacher?
Geography......... doh...african
Oct 31, 2003 4:30 PM
ha ha (nelson from the simpsons).
here is a link with nice pictures for youafrican
Oct 31, 2003 4:48 PM
http://www.ri.net/schools/Central_Falls/v/218/t7con.html
Thats what the US goverment wants you to believe...Bruno S
Oct 31, 2003 6:49 PM
in other parts of the world only five are recognized:

http://personales.com/mexico/saltillo/PLANIFESRIO/

Next what? West Coast North America and East Coast North America?
so they forgot Oz and N America on there...african
Oct 31, 2003 7:08 PM
how dare they forget N America. Oh maybe they forgot S America since most of them are in N America anyway.

Now we could argue that Oz is an island, but chit all land is an island when most of this earth is water any way.

I say 7 continents as the US gov has not corrupted me yet, I have only been here 8 years. I think you have to have been born in the USA to be brainwashed by the system.

Viva NEO get the matrix.... !
so they forgot Oz and N America on there...almccm
Nov 3, 2003 5:02 PM
Actually, it looks like they ignore Antarctica and group North and South America as one continent (Oceania is Australia and their map show Australia).

Anyway, I believe there a 7 continents and it's going to take a lot more than one web site from Mexico to convince me otherwise.