See what British challenge would look like if a group of New Yorkers jumped at the chance

As The Britain and Ireland Post tells it, a group of New Yorkers decided they would raise money for British veterans after seeing two former U.S. service members sadly leave for their tours in…

See what British challenge would look like if a group of New Yorkers jumped at the chance

As The Britain and Ireland Post tells it, a group of New Yorkers decided they would raise money for British veterans after seeing two former U.S. service members sadly leave for their tours in Afghanistan. Their plan? Plan a race across Great Britain.

“A group of British officers arranged an unusual American-style 48-hour challenge in central London with all proceeds going to the Marine Corps,” read the paper’s story on the event. “The concept was for one group of 20 people – who arrived for the leg from Reading, England to London that evening – to race for 36 hours to raise money for U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan.”

The challenge took place in October 2011, and involved two groups:

One team raced from London to Gloucester, joining the other at the end of the first leg. Then the participants returned to London and raced for the rest of the day, returning to Gloucester at 9 p.m. The second team of eight men and four women was joined in the second leg by a team of Marines who had returned from Afghanistan.

Phew. Keep in mind that has been 10 years, so the return leg was 3,500 miles by Nov. 10, and another round trip:

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