Rich Holmes and Anders Forselius at the Bratislava Marathon. Mr. Forselius ran his 33rd country in one year.
Running Club Will Hold Annual Meeting
At British Colonial Hilton
that travels the world to run in marathons is about to leave its footprint on
another country – The Bahamas.
will be holding its annual meeting and club reunion at the British Colonial
Hilton on January 17, 2015, a day before Marathon Bahamas takes place.
Globetrotters is a running club, which was founded in February by five runners
from the United States and one from Sweden.
then, the club has grown to have 146 members from all over the world. Its members share an interest in traveling to
different countries and running marathons.
has more members from the United States than any other country, so a race in
North America was chosen for the club’s first annual meeting.
More than 30 members will be traveling
to New Providence to run in Marathon Bahamas.
For most, this will be their first marathon in The Bahamas, allowing them
to add a new country to their resumes.
the club as a provisional member, a runner needs to complete marathons in at
least five different countries.
Rich Holmes is shown wearing a club singlet at a marathon in Greenland.
official races of at least 26.2 miles are counted. After running marathons in
10 countries, they become full members.
the club’s members have run marathons in more than 50 counties, led by Brent
Weigner of Cheyenne, Wyoming, with 79 countries.
this year, Anders Forselius of Sweden, one of the club’s founders, set a world
record by running marathons in 33 countries in a span of 365 days.
Globetrotters plans to hold future meetings on different continents.
is looking at races in Europe for its next meeting.