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 “Richard Donovan breaks a world record and raises awareness about the genocide in Darfur, and GOAL’s humanitarian response to the crisis”.

“Richard Donovan breaks a world record and raises awareness about the genocide in Darfur, and GOAL’s humanitarian response to the crisis”.

Runner Richard Donovan
Enters the Record Books


Richard Donovan, the Galway born ultra distance runner, has become the first person to ever run seven marathons on seven continents in less than seven days. In fact, Richard completed this amazing achievement in a staggering time of 5 days, 9 hours and 8 minutes. In that time he has ran a total of 295km (183 miles) and has flown 43,000km.

Richard completed his marathon in Sydney this morning coming in ahead of the schedule he had given himself. He had previously completed marathons in Antarctica, Cape Town, Dubai, London, Toronto and Santiago.

Richard's world record attempt is dedicated to drawing attention to GOAL's work with the vulnerable population of Darfur in Western Sudan.

John O'Shea, GOAL CEO, said; "Richard has done something truly remarkable. Not only has he set a record that will not be easily beaten but he has also brought much needed attention to the on-going tragedy in Darfur. Everyone in GOAL thanks him for his efforts to raise awareness of this humanitarian catastrophe and congratulate him on his new record."

Richard began his quest at 2.50am on Saturday in the Russian town of Nova, which is 4,200 kilometres south of Cape Town, on mainland Antarctica.

Completing the marathon in a time of 4.39.29 in temperatures of approximately -20 degrees Celsius, Richard immediately got on a plane to South Africa for the next stage of his challenge.

He then completed marathons in Cape Town later that day and Dubai the following morning, meaning he had run three marathons in two days.

Despite the snow storm that shut down most of London on Monday, Richard completed his fourth marathon there in the early hours of Monday morning.         

At 1am on Tuesday morning Richard completed the Toronto leg of his challenge in a time of 4.07. He then finished his Santiago marathon before jumping on a plane to Sydney to complete the final marathon of the challenge. Over the past 129 hours Richard has endured temperatures ranging from -20c to +32c and only slept in the economy class seats of airplanes between continents.

He hopes that he has established a record which may never be beaten. Before he left he said; "I want to run this series of marathons faster then anyone has done before and at the same time I hope to attract plenty attention to the tragedy of Darfur."


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