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Antarctic Ice Marathon

Friday December 13th, 2019
South Pole, Antarctica
Distance: Marathon · 100k · Ultra

The Antarctic Ice Marathonis organised by Global Running Adventures, Inc. In addition to organising the world's most southerly marathon, Global Running Adventures organises the world's most northerly marathon, the North Pole Marathon®, the world's hightest desert marathon, the Volcano Marathon® and the World Marathon Challenge®(7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 7 Days). Working with a network of associate specialists, including the word's foremost logistics experts, the company delivers world class events in the most remote parts of the planet.

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Race Date: 12/13/2018 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:49:18 Piotr Suchenia 38 Poland
2nd Male 4:19:19 Isaac Thyer 35 Australia
3rd Male 4:31:57 Alexander Rudiger 41 Austria
4th Male 4:37:10 Marc DeKeyser 52 Belgium
Female 5:03:32 Roma Puisiene 36 Lithuania
2nd Female 6:15:14 Natalie Arnold 30 Australia
3rd Female 6:55:46 Gurmeet Bhalla 46 India
4th Female 7:04:39 Congning Xiao 36 China
Division Time Name Age Home
M 50-59 4:37:10 Marc DeKeyser 52 Belgium
F 40-49 6:55:46 Gurmeet Bhalla 46 India
Antarctic Ice Marathon

On 24th November 2017 and 13th December 2018, the thirteenth and fourteenth Antarctic Ice Marathon races, respectively, will take place at 80 Degrees South, just a few hundred miles from the South Pole at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains.

This race presents a truly formidable and genuine Antarctic challenge with underfoot conditions comprising snow and ice throughout, an average windn chill temperature of -20C, and the possibility of strong Katabatic winds to contend with. Furthermore, the event takes place at an altitude of 700 metres.

The Antarctic Ice Marathon is the only marathon run in the interior of the Antarctic and is organised by Global Running Adventures / Polar Running Adventures.

The four-day itinerary will see competitors fly by private jet from Punta Arenas, Chile, on 23 November to the marathon location at Union Glacier, Antarctica. A marked course of 42.2km (26.2 miles) will have been prepared in advance and snowmobile support, aid stations and medical personnel will be at hand for the duration of the race. Competitors are scheduled to return to Punta Arenas on 26 November.

The Antarctic Ice Marathon is the southernmost marathon on earth and a unique opportunity to complete a marathon that is truly worthy of the seventh continent. You can join the exclusive 7 Continents Marathon Club by combining this race with marathons on each of the other six continents. Don't expect to run your quickest time, however, as winds can blow from the Pole at a steady 10-25 knots. Also, forget about penguins or crowds cheering you along the route - no penguins live this far south and you will have to rely upon yourself to push onward in the hushed, indomitable surroundings.

For those who prefer a half-marathon option, the Frozen Continent Half-Marathon will also be run on the day of the Marathon race. This half-marathon is your opportunity to cover 21km (13.1 miles) on the'white continent' and finish the southernmost half marathon on the planet.

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