Richard Donovan is a 42 year old Irishman. The ancient Greeks (or Celts for that matter) would have called him a god. Today, demigod is probably sufficient.
The man, if he is in fact a human, ran seven 26.2 mile marathons, one on each continent, in five days. This is a jaw-dropping physical and mental feat. He’s done it twice, once in 2009, and once in Feb 2012 – coming in at 4 days, 22 hours. Donovan did it to raise money for the charity Goal, whose purpose is to relieve suffering in the war-wracked Darfur region of Sudan.
World Marathon Challenge website
Video at CNN.