SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A San Francisco man has traveled a really long way to prove he can run a really long way.
Thirty-one-year old Tim Durbin is the only American to complete the World Marathon Challenge that started last Saturday and ended in Sydney, Australia Friday morning.READ MORE: Wild Fan Celebration Erupts Following San Francisco 49ers Last-Second Playoff Win
The World Marathon Challenged confirmed that Durbin completed the final race in just under five hours, finishing 7th among the races on the final leg.
And later posted a photo of his completion medal
Prior to the Sydney run, Durbin completed races in Antarctica, Chile, Miami, Madrid, Morocco and Dubai. He undertook the journey to raise money for the V Foundation for cancer research.READ MORE: Officials Warn Waves, Rip Currents Expected to Be Dangerous Through Monday
Durbin averaged about 5 ½ hours over the first six 26.2-mile runs.
Durbin said in an email that the Morocco marathon was the toughest. It started less than 7 hours after he completed the race in Spain.
Shortly after Durbin completed the race, Marianna Zaikova became the first woman ever to complete the challenge.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Wind-Whipped Wildfire Near Big Sur Forces Evacuations; 'Some Pretty Surreal Fire Behavior'
The other competitors are from Brazil, India, Great Britain, Hong Kong, France, Finland and Australia.