On Monday, the LA Marathon staff was on hand to support Marie-Louise Stenild on her world record attempt to become the 1st woman to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. We were so honored to be a part of this experience and had a great time hearing about her training as well as her travels and marathons completed thus far. I had the pleasure of running the entire course with her and even on day 3 she looked strong and kept a smile on her face during the entire run. In her words, “Failure is not an option!” She is an amazing and determined woman and if days 4-7 are anything like Monday she will have no problem accomplishing this feat.
Here are some of the highlights from Marie-Louise’s run of the Stadium to the Sea course:
For those of you following Marie-Louise’a journey she is now in Singapore getting ready for marathon #5. Her next two marathons (Singapore and Cairo) will be run at night in order to avoid the heat and humidity of daytime running. She will continue to update her blog, www.7x7x7.co.uk/blog.html as she reaches each city and completes the marathons.
We wish her the best of luck and are looking forward to her strong finish in London on Friday!