World Marathon Challenge Glory for Gary

  • Posted on: 7 February 2018
  • By: Mags

GCH’s Gary Thornton is the 2018 World Marathon Challenge Champion after completing 7 Marathons in 7 Continents in 7 Days. Amazingly, Gary was first marathoner across the line in six of the marathons and co first in one when crossing the line with Jason Cousins of Great Britain. The Challenge began on January 30th with the first marathon in Antarctica (Novo) in 2:58:39. Africa followed on January 31st (Capetown). Marathon number three took place in Australia (Perth) on February 1st, and the following day it was onto Asia (Dubai). Europe (Lisbon) was the destination for marathon number five on February 3rd. Marathon number six took place in South America (Cartagena) and the seventh and final marathon took place in North America (Miami) on February 5th. Congrats Gary, terrific feat!