Former internationals Peter Nicol and Tim Garner will contest 7 Squash Matches in 7 Days on 7 Continents in a bid to help raise the profile of Squash’s campaign to join the programme of the 2020 Olympic Games.
The English pair will travel more than 40,000 miles and spend over 70 hours on planes over the course of a week that will be a test of endurance both mentally and physically.
“I wanted to come up with something that would highlight the fantastic bid that Squash is putting together to join the Olympic Programme in 2020 and got thinking about the 7 Marathons Challenge and how that could be adopted,” said Tim Garner, the former World No26.
Nicol, the former world champion and World No1, said: “When Tim approached me about the idea I had no hesitation – well, maybe a little – in saying yes!”
7 Continent Challenge schedule:
Day 1: 13th April – Falkland Islands (Antarctica)
Day 2: 14th April – Santiago, Chile (South America)
Day 3: 16th April* – Sydney, Australia (Australia)
Day 4: 17th April – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Asia)
Day 5: 18th April – Cairo, Egypt (Africa)
Day 6: 19th April – London, UK (Europe)
Day 7: 20th April – New York (North America)
(*lose a day due to international date line)