2020 World Marathon Challenge lands in Antarctica and Australia

2020 World Marathon Challenge lands in Antarctica and Australia

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After the first Marathon in Cape town the competitors have landed in Antarctica. Conditions were cold and windy, even for Antarctica! 


The second Marathon of the 2020 World Marathon Challenge got underway at 21:45 UTC. Conditions were tough with the competitors running into the wind for almost half of each loop. In the Men’s Race Chen Huang (CHN) had a narrow lead over Luke Wigman (GBR) who was closing in. In the Women’s Race Kristina Schou Madsen (DEN) led Jessica Jones (USA) in another tough battle. All competitors were progressing well at this point!

 
The race leaders were approximately 3/4 way through the Marathon and were likely to finish with times of one hour slower (approx) than the African leg in Cape Town, due to the challenging conditions. Kristina Schou Madsen (DEN) had the overall lead. Graham Fowke (GBR) led the Men’s Race followed by Milosz Pasiecznik (POL) and Lukasz Urbaniak (POL) who are running together. In the Women’s Race, Kristina Schou Madsen (DEN) was followed by Jessica Jones (USA) with Suzanne McKeen (AUS) currently in 3rd place. 


Kristina Schou Madsen (DEN) was first to cross the finish line and is the overall winner of the 2nd Marathon of this year’s World Marathon Challenge in a time of 3:54:20. Second in the Women’s race was Jessica Jones (USA) 4:24:02. In the Men’s race, the winner is Graham Fowke (GBR) in 4:06:31 followed by Milosz Pasiecznik (POL) and Lukasz Urbaniak (POL) in joint 2nd place in a time of 4:15:25.

Results: Antarctica
Men
1 Graham Fowke (GBR), 4:06:31
2 Milosz Pasiecznik (POL), 4:15:25
2 Lukasz Urbaniak (POL), 4:15:25
4 Chen Huang (CHN), 4:34:05
5 Luke Wigman (GBR), 4:44:45
6 Philippe Richet (FRA), 4:50:13
7 Oleg Kruglov (RUS), 4:54:20
8 Mark Harrod (GBR), 5:05:41
9 Lars Crusius (GER), 5:14:18
10 Olivier Thiriet (FRA), 5:14:38
11 Krzysztof Stepien (POL), 5:19:12
12 Christopher Yanney (USA), 5:39:50
13 Mitsuo Moriya (JPN), 5:57:23
13 Rick Steele (USA), 5:57:23
15 Steve Scott (USA), 6:25:40
16 Mark Nassi (USA), 6:43:27
17 Potenciano Larrazabal III (PHI), 6:44:47
18 Jonathan Negretti (USA), 7:00:15
19 Roger Comish (GBR), 7:18:02
20 Ashok Arora (USA), 7:21:08
20 Aditya Raj (IND), 7:21:08
22 Wing Keung Chik (HKG), 7:32:29
23 Luis Allen (USA), 8:21:51

Men - Half Marathon
1 Brian Cronin (USA), 4:24:53

Women
1 Kristina Schou Madsen (DEN), 3:54:20
2 Jessica Jones (USA), 4:24:02
3 Suzanne McKeen (AUS), 5:54:58
4 Nontu Mgabhi (RSA), 6:51:11
5 Keri Mandell (USA), 6:56:33
6 Linda Carrier (USA), 7:06:41
7 Rebecca Mitchell (AUS), 7:07:05
8 Gina Chapman-Davies (AUS), 7:15:52
9 Alicia Kletter (USA), 7:35:29
10 Jennifer Solomon (USA), 7:47:32

Women - Half Marathon
1 Janine Canham (GBR), 4:02:13
2 Suzie Williams Zellers (USA), 5:37:04

10KM
Nicole Chik (HKG), 3:17:59

Australia Intercontinental Marathon

Following the 2nd Marathon in Antarctica, the World Marathon Challengers have landed in Perth and were on the way to the start line of the Australia Intercontinental Marathon. 


The Australia Intercontinental Marathon - the third marathon of the 2020 World Marathon Challenge - got underway at 11:30 local time in Perth.

After 30 mins, Miłosz Pasiecznik (POL) and Olivier Thiriet (FRA) were leading the race in Perth, ahead of Chen Huang of China. Suzanne McKeen (AUS) led the women’s race, ahead of Kristina Madsen (DEN) and Jessica Jones (USA) who were running together.

Chen Huang (CHN) had a commanding lead at halfway in Perth, the third marathon of the 2020 World Marathon Challenge. Olivier Thiriet (FRA) was in second place with Miłosz Pasiecznik (POL) in the third spot. Suzanne McKeen (AUS) maintained a strong lead in the women’s race followed by Kristina Madsen (DEN) and Jessica Jones (USA). All runners were loving the Perth course!

Results: Australia
Men
1 Chen Huang (CHN), 3:01:54
2 Olivier Thiriet (FRA), 3:10:10
3 Miłosz Pasiecznik (POL), 3:15:18
4 Luke Wigman (GBR), 3:22:34
5 Philippe Richet (FRA), 3:24:14
6 Rick Steele (USA), 3:28:24
7 Lars Crusius (GER), 3:32:50
8 Mitsuo Moriya (JPN), 3:39:56
9 Steven Scott (USA), 3:41:10
10 Lukasz Urbaniak (POL), 3:49:32
11 Christopher Yanney (USA), 3:57:50
12 Graham Fowke (GBR), 3:58:41
12 Mark Harrod (GBR), 3:58:41
14 Brian Cronin (USA), 4:04:50
15 Krzysztof Stepien (POL), 4:06:29
16 Potenciano Larrazabal (PHI), 4:13:02
17 Aditya Raj (IND), 4:24:45
18 Mark Nassi (USA), 4:25:34
18 Jon Negretti (USA), 4:25:34
20 Wing Keung Chik (HKG), 4:37:21
21 Ashok Arora (USA), 5:00:38
22 Roger Comish (GBR), 6:03:25
23 Luis Allen (USA), 6:10:55

Women
1 Jessica Jones (USA), 3:16:56
2 Kristina Madsen (DEN), 3:19:48
3 Suzanne McKeen (AUS), 3:26:02
4 Nontu Mgabhi (RSA), 3:42:27
5 Alicia Kletter (USA), 3:52:55
6 Janine Canham (GBR), 4:04:50
7 Keri Mandell (USA), 4:52:16
8 Rebecca Mitchell (AUS), 4:59:31
9 Linda Carrier (USA), 4:59:46
10 Gina Chapman-Davies (AUS), 5:00:59
11 Jenenifer Solomon (USA), 5:10:15
12 Brandi Myers (USA), 6:10:55

Half Marathon
1 Suzie Williams Zellers (USA), 3:41:19

10KM
1 Nicole Chik (HKG), 1:13:17

World Marathon Challenge - Cape Town - Africa


The 2020 World Marathon Challenge began on the continent of Africa, on February 6th. The Africa Intercontinental Marathon commenced on the scenic Seapoint Promenade at 1900 (7pm) local time or 1700 (5pm) UTC. Unlike other years, the Antarctica Intercontinental Marathon will be the second rather than first of the seven marathons this year: flying conditions have dictated it best to fly to the frozen continent on February 7th. It will then be onward to the destinations of Perth, Dubai, Madrid, Fortaleza and a finish in Miami, which must occur by 17:00 UTC (12 noon local time) on February 13th.

The first race began in Africa at Seapoint Promenade, Cape Town at 19:12 local time (17:12 UTC) on February 6th. The runners have 168 hours to finish their seventh continent and seventh marathon in Miami, North America, which means they must finish by 17:12 UTC on February 13th, or 12:12 Miami time!

Chen Huang (CHN) was first to reach the half marathon point in 1:26:09. It was very windy in Cape Town this evening, while Kristina Madsen (DEN) led the women’s race at half way, running 1:33:24 at that point. She was 1 minute 30 secs ahead of Jessica Jones (USA).

The runners were all doing well in the very windy conditions and everybody was expected to finish easily this first of seven marathons. 

Chen Huang (CHN) won the Africa Intercontinental Marathon in 2:56:57, while following were at the 2nd place Olivier Thiriet (FRA) 3:03:56, 3rd Miłosz Pasiecznik (POL) 3:06:33 and 4th was Luke Wigman (GBR) 3:10:53.

The winner of the women’s race was Kristina Madsen (DEN) 3:10:53 and Jessica Jones (USA) finished second in 3:19:00. 

COMPLETE RESULTS OF AFRICA INTERCONTINENTAL MARATHON , FEBRUARY 6TH
 
MEN
1 Chen Huang (CHN) 2:56:57
2 Olivier Thiriet (FRA) 3:03:56
3 Miłosz Pasiecznik (POL) 3:06:33
4 Luke Wigman (GBR) 3:10:53
5 Rick Steele (USA) 3:27:32
6 Philippe Richet (FRA) 3:35:46
7 Graham Fowke (GBR) 3:42:39
7 Mark Harrod (GBR) 3:42:39
9 Lars Crusius (GER) 3:47:09
10 Mitsuo Moriya (JPN) 3:55:13
11 Christopher Yanney (USA) 4:01:27
12 Lukasz Urbaniak (POL) 4:07:10
 13 Steven Scott (USA) 4:10:20
14 Krzysztof Stepien (POL) 4:11:00
15 Potenciano Larrazabal (PHI) 4:33:18
16 Mark Nassi (USA) 4:51:44
17 Aditya Raj (IND) 4:57:51
18 John Negretti (USA) 4:59:05
19 Ashok Arora (USA) 5:02:48
20 Brian Cronin (USA) 5:06:10
21 Chen Xiezhong (CHN) 5:23:06
22 Wing Keung Chik (HKG) 5:40:10
23 Luis Allen (USA) 5:55:22
24 Roger Comish (GBR) 6:28:43
 
WOMEN
1 Kristina Madsen (DEN) 3:10:53
2 Jessica Jones (USA) 3:19:00
3 Suzanne McKeen (AUS) 3:51:57
4 Janine Canham (GBR) 4:00:02
5 Alicia Kletter (USA) 4:28:59
6 Linda Carrier (USA) 4:53:57
6 Rebecca Mitchell (AUS) 4:53:57
8 Nontu Mgabhi (RSA) 5:04:57
9 Keri Mandell (USA) 5:24:37
9 Jennifer Solomon (USA) 5:24:37
11 Gina Chapman-Davies (AUS) 5:25:42
12 Brandi Myers (USA) 5:40:10
 
HALF MARATHON
1 Suzie Williams Zellner (USA) 3:58:29
 
10KM
1 Nicole Chik (HKG) 1:15:40
 


 


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