2 from US join elite club: 7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents

BY foxsports • January 29, 2016

BOSTON (AP) Two American endurance athletes have just redefined the meaning of the term ''globetrotter.''

Daniel Cartica, of Poughkeepsie, New York, and Becca Pizzi (PEE'-zee), of Belmont, Massachusetts, won the World Marathon Challenge, completing seven marathons in seven days on all seven continents.

Each did it in world-record time, and both became the first U.S. competitors to win the strength-sapping event.

Cartica is a U.S. Marine Corps captain, and Pizzi is a day care center operator. They finished Friday with a marathon in Sydney. They and 13 others began Jan. 23 with a marathon in Antarctica and on consecutive days ran the 26.2-mile distance in Chile, Miami, Spain, Morocco and United Arab Emirates.

They now join a club more elite than those who have voyaged into space or scaled Mount Everest.