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Spitsbergen Marathon

Saturday June 1st, 2024
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 10K
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The only marathon in the world with polar bear guards. A unique running experience at 78 degrees north. Run in the Arctic wilderness surrounded by fjords and mountains.

Running a marathon on Svalbard is a unique experience. Temperature-wise, the conditions are ideal. It's not hot and too cold during the mild and dry Arctic summer.

Spitsbergen Marathon is truly an international race. Runners from all over the world gather at 78 degrees north to run in the world's most northern marathon on permanent ground. The local residents of Longyearbyen cheer for everyone, and the town turns into a running hot spot for a few days as the marathon goes on. After the race, there's always a banquetorganized where you'll be served a big, delicious - calorie rich - meal while you get to meet and mingle with the other runners.

Spitsbergen Marathon held the first weekend in June every year. We have 3 distances, as well as Lab and Line race for the youngest.

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Spitsbergen Marathon, Race Date: 2023-06-03, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:06:08 Dieter Goegebeur BEL
2nd Male 3:11:04 Emir Gulumser TUR
3rd Male 3:11:20 Erik Furnes NOR
4th Male 3:17:18 Håvard Fyhn NOR
Female 3:17:36 Lise Friis DEN
2nd Female 3:35:48 Ingrid Stølan Husøy NOR
3rd Female 3:36:03 Kjersti Ervik NOR
4th Female 3:47:21 Tova Ronnersjö SWE
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 3:06:08 Dieter Goegebeur BEL
M 50-59 3:40:37 Olivier Sevrain FRA
M 60-69 3:42:17 Dierk Babinsky GER
F 40-49 3:36:03 Kjersti Ervik NOR
F 50-59 3:17:36 Lise Friis DEN
F 60-69 4:47:42 Erika Riecks GER
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