About the Book
Finish Strong: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days is the inspiring true story of the ultimate marathon experience! Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director, joined a team in 2018 to attempt the World Marathon Challenge. The first marathon was a desert—but not a desert with lots of sand and cacti. No, the first marathon took place in Antarctica! In only seven days, the team ran marathons on every continent: Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America, and finally, North America.
Travel the world with McGillivray as he overcomes incredible challenges, including freezing temperatures, soaring heat, sore legs, and sickness, to achieve his goal of finishing strong. A true story of determination, Finish Strong inspires readers to work hard at whatever challenge they choose to take on. Perfect as a read aloud or for independent readers.