Australian couple Sue and Andrew O’Brien are setting out to run eight marathons in eight countries in eight weeks. The journey with legs in six continents commences with the gruelling 89 km ultra Comrades Marathon in South Africa on June 15th 2008 and concludes with the Townsville marathon in Australia on August 3rd.
The MISSOULA MARATHON is proud to be the USA marathon they picked to run, number five of their eight marathons in eight countries.
The website http://www.partnerunning.com/ was launched on June 10th and includes a blog to report on progress, pictures, tips from the O’Briens forthcoming book on partner running and a link to Oxfam to encourage donors around the world as the O’Briens tackle the running, health, travel, logistics and other challenges associated with running every step of every marathon together on their journey which includes:
June 15th Comrades Marathon, Durban, South Africa
June 22nd Flic en Flac to Port Louis return, Mauritius
June 29th Rio De Janeiro Marathon , Brazil
July 6th Calgary Marathon, Alberta, Canada
July 13th Missoula Marathon, Montana, USA
July 20th Pattaya Marathon,Thailand
July 27th Swiss Alpine Marathon, Davos, Switzerland
August 3rd Townsville Marathon, Queensland, Australia
Check out their progress at their blog and give them a G'Day welcome on Race Day!