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Saturday Stories

Once again here is a compilation of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the week.

As always, if you came across anything you think is worthy of mentioning here don’t hesitate to post a link below.

Late blunder almost costs runner the title at Grandma’s Marathon.

My profile of the Antarctica Marathon Wednesday attracted the attention of someone who is running the race. Dean will be running the race next year and race money for a great cause in doing so.

Here’s a great story about a runner who saved the life of another runner during a half-marathon. It sure shows how valuable knowing first aid and CPR can be. Somehow he still managed to finish the race after saving a life!

Running through the pain: 11 year old girl falls and breaks her wrist during a 4.2 km race and keeps going!

Former homeless man to run Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon.

Finally, the next #runchat is tomorrow night. If you’re not doing anything at 8:00 check it out on Twitter.

Marathon Profile: Antarctica Marathon

Tonight I decided to look for something exotic and came up with the Antarctica Marathon. I had heard of this one before but did not know much about it until reading more tonight.

As you can imagine, this one is a pretty exclusive marathon as it seems to be limited to less than 100 runners per year. However if your is to run a marathon on all seven continents then this is one you will have to complete.

The course is run on dirt roads on King George Island. It passes by some of the international research stations setup on the island.

I think it is pretty safe to say this is one I will never do but it would certainly be a unique experience. the chance to come face to face with penguins, icebergs, seals and whales would make it an experience of a lifetime.

As you can imagine, this is not a cheap marathon to run. Packages seem to run from $6700-8700. However, it is by all accounts a very popular race. According to the website the race is soldout until 2015.

One other aspect that may deter you from this race is the fact that travel involves a two day sail across the Drake Passage, known for some of the roughest waters on earth.

As always, if you are interested in more information, you can read some reviews here.

What do you think, is this a marathon you would consider doing?