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Woman Runs Seven Marathons In Seven Days On Seven Continents At 70 Years Old

At 70, Chau Smith wanted to challenge herself. And because she’d run four marathons in five weeks before and had run ten marathons in a year already, she decided to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

In January, the Missouri woman reached her goal. Smith ran marathons in Perth, Australia; Singapore; Cairo; Amsterdam; Garden City, New York; Punta Arenas, Chile; and King George Island, Antarctica between January 25 and 31. She ran 26.2 miles everyday and then she’d fly to her next destination and do it all again.

The challenge has been called the triple seven and Smith did it with nine other people, through Marathon Adventures, a specialty travel company. She says it took her about eight months to really train for the extreme running. So what is she going to challenge herself with next? When she retires, she says she wants to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Source: CNN

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Monopoly Unveils Three New "Tokens"

Hasbro, the maker of Monopoly, unveiled three new game pieces, or "tokens," today which are replacing some classic ones which have been retired.

Taking the place of the thimble, wheelbarrow and the boot will be a rubber ducky, a penguin and a T-rex. Fans of the board game voted over a 21-day period and the top three were selected. The new tokens will join the Scottie dog, top hat, car, battleship, and cat in a new edition of the game which will be out this fall. (People)

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First Day of Spring Brings Free DQ!

It may not feel like it everywhere in the country, but Spring has sprung (astronomically, at least) and Dairy Queen has found a fun way to celebrate. Anyone that hits a local DQ – as long as it’s not in a mall – you’ll score a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on the top (one per person). Want it dipped in chocolate? You can, but it’ll cost you $1 – and it’s worth it, but more on that in a minute.

Dubbed "Free Cone Day" by Dairy Queen, the company has something more than giving away product on their minds: they use this day to collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. So if you feel inspired by the cause, you can drop off your donation before picking up your cone OR donate when you get your cone dipped! To find out how you can donate to Children’s Miracle Network facilities, CLICK HERE and in the meantime, go get your cone on! Source: PopSugar

 

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