The fastest time to complete a marathon on each continent and the North Pole (male) is 41 days, 20 hours, 38 minutes and 58 seconds and was achieved by Ziyad Tariq Rahim (Pakistan), from 26 February 2013 to 9 April 2013.
Ziyad ran the eight marathons in aid of CARE Pakistan. The race details of the eight marathons he ran are as follows:
Marathon 1 - Punta Arenas Marathon, Chile, South America, 26/02/13 - 5:38.09
Marathon 2 - White Continent Marathon, King George Island, Antarctica, 27/02/13 - 5:56.58
Marathon 3 - Cyprus Marathon, Cyprus, Europe, 10/03/13 - 4:46.45
Marathon 4 - Los Angeles Marathon, USA, North America, 17/03/13 - 5:02.52
Marathon 5 - DUAL Trial Marathon, New Zealand, Australasia, 23/03/13 - 5:59.14
Marathon 6 - Two Oceans Marathon, South Africa, Africa, 30/03/13 - 6:49.59
Marathon 7 - Dead Sea Marathon, Jordan, Asia, 05/04/13 - 4:32.53
Marathon 8 - North Pole Marathon, Arctic Ocean, North Pole, 09/04/13 - 8:41.58
The timing for this record began when Ziyad started his first marathon in Chile and ended when he crossed the line of his last marathon in the North Pole.
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