Two-time Olympian Ryan Hall, who holds the American record for fastest marathon, completed the World Marathon Challenge on Monday, running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.
Hall and 29 others began the challenge in Antarctica, flew to Punta Arenas, Chile; Miami, Florida; Madrid, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and finally, Sydney, Australia, according to Erin Strout of Runner’s World.
After the challenge, Hall took a screenshot of his Fitbit stats, showing the inconceivable numbers he posted over the last week: 211 total miles, 5,755 average burned calories per day, and over 308,000 total steps. He also did so while barely sleeping. Not bad!
In a separate Instagram, Hall also posted some other random stats, claiming he spent 45 total hours on a plane, with four red eyes, and, amazingly, no movies!
Hall had the fifth fastest time among the competitors, according to Olympic Talk’s Nick Zaccardi, averaging 3:39:36, with a slow final race in Australia, running 5:15:34. During that race, he posted an Instagram saying, “My legs are just gone completely. So I’m just going to enjoy this last 42km I’ll ever do. I was thinking, it’s very fitting, actually, to have a rough day, just because that’s how my career went. High highs and low lows. That’s what happens when you dream big, train hard and give it everything.”
Safe to say Hall has earned a few days off.
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