Tuya lives in the suburbs of Boston, but is originally from Mongolia. She has an active lifestyle and works out on a regular basis. After the Volcano Marathon Tuya is signed up to run the World Marathon Challenge (7 Marathons 7 Continents 7 Days) in 2023.
JP (44, Colorado Springs) is no stranger to adventure on his two feet be it pounding pavement, kicking up dirt or clipped into the pedals of a cycle. He began his running journey in 2008 with a simple challenge to run a mile and 15 years later has completed over 225 events including 50 Marathons/Ultras and qualifying for the Boston Marathon in 2017. JP joined the ranks of the Intercontinental Marathon Club in 2018 after completing the World Marathon Challenge in his distinctive Luna sandals (yes – in Antarctica too!) Some of his many favorite memories include running in the jungles of Costa Rica, the Triple Bypass ride summiting 3 mountain passes over 112 miles, the Transrockies Run covering 120 miles in 6 stages with 20,000 feet of elevation gain, the Pikes Peak Ascent ascending 8,000 feet to the top, and winning a beer mile in the Outer Banks, chugging 5 pints and covering the distance in 8 and a half minutes. It's not always about what's on paper - JP loves sharing crazy adventures (with friends whenever possible) like virtually covering 1000km across Tennessee in 35 days on a treadmill, brewery to brewery Marathons and traversing the iconic rims of the Grand Canyon. When not spending time on his feet, JP is a Solutions Architect, loves exploring and brewing craft beer, DIY projects and spending time with family and friends.
Patrick Charlebois is a longtime runner from Canada. He ran all of the 6 marathon majors with an average time of 2h52, and participated in the 2017 edition of the World Marathon Challenge & Marathons 7 Continents 7 Days), finishing 4th with an average of 3h14 per marathon.
Martin a software architect originally from Slovakia, but living in Switzerland for the past 16 years. He started to run 10 years ago and completed his first marathon in 2014 in Florence, Italy. Martin has also complteted a cross-country skiing marathon in St. Moritz, Switzerland. His biggest adventure & achievement, however, has been Expedition Amundsen in Norway - a 100 km ski race pulling 45 kg sleighs with complete winter camping equipment.
Paula is a very accomplished mountaineer and mountain guide. She has never run a marathon before, although she completed a half marathon in Antarctica while working at the Union Glacier camp.
Jorge is a Spanish runner and writer. He completed the Grand Slam of Marathona, running on all 7 contnents and the North Pole Marathon in 2009, and likes running in imposing environements. He has finished unique marathons and ultras such as Transvulcania, Pikes Peak Marathon, the Inca Trail 30K, Kepler Challenge and the Oman Desert Marathon. He has also written three books inspired by running and travelling: Filípides era vikingo, En busca de las carreras extremas and En busca de los puertos míticos (in Spanish language).
Sandra is a retired US Naval officer. She began running marathons while on active duty in Hawaii in 1986. She used to train with the Navy SEALs to get ready for all her athletic events, which included six Honolulu marathons, three Oahu perimeter runs, two Tinman triathlons, many half marathons and the regatta and long distance seasons paddling outrigger canoe. She has completed a total of 22 marathons including marathons on all continents. Her goal is to get to the North Pole to complete that marathon after waiting for the last three years and to move on with a new adventure of traveling to meet her fellow 2018 Antarctic Ice Marathon runners and cheer for them on their races. Volunteering and being at the finish line handing out food is also on the list like she did with the banana crew at the Twin Cities Marathon 2022 in Minneapolis.
Alicia is from San Francisco, California. She is a recent graduate with a doctorate in nursing and a mother to two children. She enjoys travel, photography and writing - often using her runs to satisfy all these interests. She hopes to finish the Volcano Marathon with some air left in her lungs to celebrate the beautiful culture and country of Chile - as it's her first time visiting. Alicia completed the World Marathon Challenge in 2020, running 7 Marathons on 7 Continets in 7 Days.
David is a quiet semi-retired tax accountant but at weekends he "continues to shuffle through marathons". He has completed all World Majors. After completing the North Pole Marathon in 2017 he earned the Grand Slam medal in 2018 when he completed the Antarctic Ice Marathon. David’s fastest marathon time is 2.57 and he expects to more than double that time in the heat of the Volcano Marathon. David was brought up in the desert in South Australia and has more recently run in Hawaii, Cuba and Mumbai. This should help with the heat, but Australia is flat, so altitude running/walking is not yet within his experience.
Derek got into endurance sports in 2016 and has completed about 50 half-marathons, a 112-mile bike race, a 30k trail run, and several Tough Mudder and Spartan races. The Antarctic Ice Marathon in 2021 was Derek’s 8th marathon and his first marathon outside of the southwest USA. He is now following up that great adventure with a new one in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Ines is running with her husband Joe, both of the them hoping to complete a half a marathon on all seven continents among other outdoor adventures.
Joe is running with his wife Ines, both of the them hoping to complete a half a marathon on all seven continents among other outdoor adventures.
The 8th edition of the Volcano Marathon took place on November 17th 2022 at an altitude of 14,682 ft in the area of Lascar Volcano in northern Chile. Full results below.