We are getting closer to the start of Marie-Louise Stenild’s world record attempt to be the 1st woman to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. She begins her journey in the Falklands (Antarctica leg) this Saturday. From there it’s on to Santiago, Chile and then here to Los Angeles for marathon #3. We plan to leave Dodger Stadium around 1pm on Monday and will run the official Stadium to the Sea finishing in Santa Monica in the early evening. Marie-Louise will head back to LAX on Monday night so she can continue on to Sydney, Australia, Singapore and Cairo, Egypt before finishing her adventure in London on November 5th.
In addition to taking on this incredible physical and mental challenge, Marie-Louise will also be raising funds for the Adam Rogers Trust. The Adam Rogers Trust is a registered charity and was established in 2007 in the honour of Adam Rogers who was just thirteen when he died of a brain tumour. The Trust’s purpose is to raise funds to help care for children with cancer and to help adults with learning difficulties live and work in the community.
If you live or work on or near the Honda LA Marathon route, we encourage you to come out to support Marie-Louise in this amazing endeavor. The marathon staff will be on hand to support her along the course and will be sending out updates via Twitter ( @lamarathon) throughout the day. Wear your Honda LA Marathon shirts, your Halloween costumes from the night before, all of your marathon medals, whatever you can do to let us know you are out there. You all know how important the spectators are in a marathon, let’s help to make LA her most memorable run!
For more info about the 7x7x7 run, visit Marie-Louise’s website, www.7x7x7.co.uk.
For more info about the Adam Rogers Trust, visit, www.adamrogerstrust.org.
Hope to see you out on the course next Monday!