The Last Marathon
"The Penguin" at the Bottom of the World

Runner's World magazine columnist
John “the Penguin” Bingham

When Thom Gilligan, of Marathon Tours and Travel, asked if I'd like to run with some penguins, I said, of course!

Later, he explained that the penguins were in Antarctica, and the only way to get there was by boat.

Like any journey to Antarctica, this one was filled with mystery, uncertain moments, and just plain not knowing what to do.

In the end, though, everyone on the trip understood better why Antarctica is called the Last Continent.

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Last Updated: February 19, 2001 17:33