EJ has finished his final Marathon of his 7 on 7 marathons to complete for the year 2016. This time he ran in Canada, at the Toronto Marathon.
After running the race, EJ posted the following:
Finished my final run of the year!!! Thanks for having me Toronto! 7 runs on 7 continents in one year. DONE! Time to head home now. Thanks to my great guide Natalia! Tally Epps
Photo of EJ and his guide below:
About the Marathon
The flat and fast features of this event have consistently been the reason for so many people achieving a personal best, qualifying for Boston, having a memorable first marathon or an outstanding race. Power walkers and slower runners also love this course because of its 6 hour time limit.
The full and half marathon start on University Avenue just north of Queen Street and finish in the heart of downtown at City Hall, at Bay and Queen Street. They head out and back along the lakeshore on a flat course that Boston hopefuls and first-timers love.
There are bands and Neighborhood Entertainment Centers every 2 kilometers, cheerleaders, and numerous aid stations. Overall, there’s a great, festive atmosphere. All participants get technical t-shirts and exciting finisher’s medals designed by Always Advancing.
Toronto Waterfront, however, is much more than just the run… it’s a festive, full weekend that starts with running guru John Stanton at the free 2-day Expo, Friday and Saturday. There’s a Saturday morning (free) short International Friendship Run, hosted by the Running Room, and a post-race Victory party in Nathan Phillips Square from 8:00am to 3:30pm on Sunday. It’s all part of an “unforgettable” Toronto experience!
“This was my first major running event. It was a more than amazing experience. From the fabulous volunteers providing constant support throughout the event to the last 500 meters where the spectators blew me away with their cheers.”
EJ has run the following marathons this year:
2016 completed Marathons
- HALF in Antarctica – January
- FULL in Tokyo – February
- FULL in London – April
- HALF in South Africa – June
- HALF in Sydney Australia – September
- Guayaquil Ecuador Half Marathon – October
- Toronto – October
So, the year’s challenge to finish 7 Marathons on 7 Continents is now complete. That doesn’t mean you can’t still give to EJ’s charity. Read all about it below:
HELP EJ GET TO HIS FUND RAISING GOAL