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Scripps UK, EMEA order “Mega Marathon Challenge”

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has commissioned Rob Bell's Mega Marathon Challenge (working title), to premiere on Travel Channel in April 2015.
January 22, 2015

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has commissioned Rob Bell’s Mega Marathon Challenge (working title), to premiere on Travel Channel in April 2015.

The 2 x 30-minute documentary follows the globe-trotting Bell and five of his friends (pictured, above) as the embark upon seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, from the freezing climes of Antarctica to Singapore, Patagonia, Texas and Cairo, before finishing in Sydney.

The two-parter will combine traditional and Go-Pro footage , and a health sciences specialist will be present to monitor the team’s health. Bell and his team are also raising funds for charities the John Maclean Foundation and Keel London.

“The team’s experience will provide a fascinating and exciting new series for our viewers as we continue to expand our portfolio of original, informative and high quality programming,” said Gareth Williams, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA’s VP of commissioning, in a statement.

Rob Bell’s Mega Marathon Challenge was commissioned by Williams and Nick Thorogood, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA’s senior VP of content and marketing. It is produced by Stewart Merrett. A premiere date has yet to be determined.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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