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Hassan Mohamed Esufally

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Hassan Mohamed Esufally
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BornHassanally Mohamed Esufally
June 5, 1991
🏳️ NationalitySri Lankan
🏫 EducationUniversity of Melbourne (BCom 2014)
💼 Occupation
Fitness Professional
First Sri Lankan to run a marathon on seven continents
👩 Spouse(s)Rashida Esufally

Hassan Esufally (born June 5, 1991) is the first Sri Lankan to run a marathon on all seven continents.[1][2] Esufally this achieved by finishing the Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k ultra race on December 13th 2018.[3] During this goal he also become the first Sri Lankan to finish the Inca Trail Marathon[4] (considered to be the hardest marathon in the world[5][6][7]), and first Sri Lankan to finish the Big 5 marathon (run through wildlife in African Savannah) in South Africa.[8]

Esufally has also completed the IRONMAN Triathlon at the IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championships in Cairns Australia in 2016.[9][10]

Early life and education[edit]

Hassan Esufally was born in Sri Lanka on June 5 1991. He graduated high school from the British School in Colombo in 2011. For his undergraduate degree, Esufally received a merit based scholarship to attend the University of Melbourne.[11] He graduated from the University of Melbourne where he completed a double major in management and marketing in December 2014, where he attended Ormond College.[12]


Hassan Esufally worked in the corporate world in Australia after graduating University and subsequently returned home to join his family's tea business[13] He formally announced his goal to run a marathon across all seven continents in April 2018.[14]

Family and personal life[edit]

He is the son of Mohamed and Sarah Esufally and he has two younger sisters. He is married to his wife Rashida and lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka.[15]

Achievements and awards[edit]

Hassan Esufally has completed ten 42.2 km marathons across seven continents and is a member of the 7 Continents Marathon Club. He is also the first Dawoodi Bohra to run a marathon across all seven continents.[16]

7 Continents Marathon Club™
Marathon Continent Country Year Completed
Melbourne Marathon Australia Australia 2014, 2016[3]
Stockholm Marathon Europe Sweden 2017[3]
Colombo Marathon Asia Sri Lanka 2017[3]
Boston Marathon North America United States of America 2018[3]
Big 5 Marathon Africa South Africa 2018[3]
Inca Trail Marathon South America Peru 2018[3]
Antarctic Ice Marathon Antartica Antarctica 2018[3]


  1. "Hassan Esufally makes HISTORY by completing the Antarctic Ice Marathon". www.dailymirror.lk. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  2. Hassan Esufally | The First Sri Lankan to enter the Seven Continents Club, retrieved 2020-05-09
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 "HASSAN ESUFALLY MAKES HISTORY". Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  4. "Life Online - Hassan Esufally First Sri Lankan to complete Inca Trail Marathon". www.life.lk. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  5. "Hardest Marathons in the World". Latitude 28° Global. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  6. "5 Hardest Marathons In The World". 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  7. "Official 26.2 Mile Inca Trail Marathon to Machu Picchu Peru". Eriks Adventures. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  8. "Hassan Esufally first Lankan to complete 'Big 5 Marathon' across the wilds of South Africa | Daily FT". www.ft.lk. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  9. "Daily Mirror E-Paper". epaper.dailymirror.lk. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  10. "Daily Mirror E-Paper". epaper.dailymirror.lk. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  11. "PressReader.com - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  12. Hassan Esufally- Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing), retrieved 2020-05-09
  13. "Esufally Tea - Profile". www.esufallytea.com. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  14. "Sri Lanka's Esufally looks to make history | Colombo Gazette". 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  15. Hassan Esufally - The Cosmo Guy - Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka, retrieved 2020-05-09
  16. "IRONMAN and First Sri Lankan Ever to Join the 7 Continents Marathon Club". The Dawoodi Bohras. 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2020-05-09.

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