Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Press Release

CONTACT: Donald Kern
Phone 616 293 3145

After being denied world record in March, Don Kern from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Attempt Guinness World Record™ By Running Marathons On Seven Continents In 25 Days
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 21 November 2007.

On 18 November, 2007, "Marathon" Don Kern will begin an attempt to break the Guinness World Record "Marathon on each continent - Shortest duration to complete (Men)" by running in organized marathons on each of the seven continents in 25 days. Scheduled conclusion is 12 December 2007.

In February and March 2007, Kern successfully attempted finishing marathons on all seven continents in 35 days, only to be denied the world record by Richard Takata of Canada, who finished the feat in 30 days.

Details of the tour and tour blog are online at The first of seven marathons was completed on 18 November in Beirut, Lebanon. The second will be attempted on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta, Georgia.

To meet the criteria for the Guinness World Record ™, all of the marathons are officially organized events, recognized by the Association of International Marathons and Road Races (AIMS) or other international running bodies. None are contrived just for the purpose of this world record attempt.

Affiliated charity: Alternatives in Motion, a local Grand Rapids charity provides new made-to-order wheelchairs and other mobility devices to people who need them. Any funds raised will go directly to Alternatives in Motion.

Kern is an IT Consultant, freelance writer, and the Race Director of the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. He has run 150 marathon or longer races, in all fifty states, in sixteen countries, and at the North Pole.

For additional information, contact Don Kern, or visit

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