BOSTON — She’s as of now circled the planet in world-record time. So what does Becca Pizzi improve the situation a reprise?
Do this process again.
The Massachusetts marathoner, who won the 2016 World Marathon Challenge — seven marathons in seven days on each of the seven landmasses — will endeavor to end up noticeably the main individual to twice entire the odyssey, which starts in Antarctica on Jan. 30 and closures in Miami on Feb. 5.
Why? “I’m certifiably insane,” the Belmont lady jokes.
The Associated Press got up to speed with Pizzi, 37, a single parent with a solitary mission:
AP: Why in God’s name would you do this once more?
Pizzi: The areas! I get the chance to run marathons in Novo, Antarctica; Cape Town, South Africa; Perth, Australia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Lisbon, Portugal; Cartagena, Colombia; and Miami. I want to run and I want to movement. I’m truly observing a greater amount of the world, which is extremely a good time for me.
AP: How is this second endeavor going to appear as something else?
Pizzi: This time I’m filling in as race diplomat, which implies noting kindred contenders’ inquiries. Many individuals are getting some information about Antarctica: what to wear, what’s in store. Likewise, this time they’ve sanctioned a plane, so not any more business carriers. Leaving my rigging on the plane and not lugging it through seven distinct airplane terminals will be vastly improved. The seats lean back the distance and let us rests level.
AP: What are the best difficulties?
Pizzi: Antarctica is the most scary. The breeze is furious. The sun is blinding. There are cleft you can fail to work out. It’s sharply icy, however really very little colder than Boston has been recently. There’s additionally no web — no real way to call home. You’re in an alternate world down there. We’ll cross 16 time zones — that is extreme — and we’ll go straight from zero degrees Fahrenheit (less 17 degrees Celsius) in Antarctica to 80 degrees F (26 degrees C) in Cape Town.
AP: And the greatest rushes?
Pizzi: The greatest excite is that my 10-year-old little girl, Taylor, will be toward the end goal in Miami to run me in. She’s my greatest motivation to get to the complete as quick as possible. I’ll likewise have loved ones on each mainland. My companions are so steadfast and adoring and strong I had always wanted. Whatever I require — a banana, an Advil, an embrace — they’ll be there for me.
AP: Celebratory beverages after you complete in Miami: mojitos or margaritas?
Pizzi: Milkshakes with a wonderful finish with my little girl. We cherish frozen yogurt.
AP: Are you intending to circle the Earth a third time, or do you have another athletic journey as a top priority?
Pizzi: If the areas change, I’ll run this race once more. I’m right now attempting to run a marathon in every one of the 50 states — I’ve completed 33 so far — and this year I ran the Volcano Marathon in Chile at an elevation of 15,000 feet (4,600 meters.) I’d get a kick out of the chance to run the Ironman marathon big showdown in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (2.4-mile (3.9-kilometer) sea swim, 112-mile (180-kilometer) bicycle leg and full 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) marathon run.) It’s on my can list.