Glen Avery began running at age fifty-one. In January, 2017, Avery became the oldest competitor to ever complete the World Marathon Challenge. The World Marathon challenge features seven marathons on seven continents, in seven days. Avery was one of thirty competitors who completed the challenge, accomplishing the feat at the age of sixty-six, making him the oldest runner to have ever completed the challenge. He placed 22nd in the men’s division of the World Marathon Challenge, posting an average time across the seven events of 05:56:33 (five hours, fifty-six minutes, and thirty-three seconds). Avery ran twenty-three marathons in 2016 in preparation for the series of marathons.
- Glen Avery was the oldest runner to have ever completed the World Challenge Marathon.
- Avery’s advice is that the journey you take is important, but you may not reach your goal.
- His next run will be at Mont Blanc in Western Europe.
“On January 30th, Avery was one of 30 runners who completed the World Marathon Challenge, a grueling event in which participants run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.”