Marathon in Antarctica



The marathon is brutal enough as it is normally conducted. Remember that Pheidippides, the first marathon runner, died at the end. Now imagine completing one in sub-zero temperatures through the snow. That's what thirty-six runners did at the Union Glacier Antarctic base camp. The winner, Clément Thévenet, finished the race in three hours and forty-seven minutes.

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I'm pretty sure there are more people here checking this out than you think. McMurdo is big - 1,100 people - and a lot of us have desk jobs! And are big geeks too.
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My friend is working at the other station, can't remember the name, the one in the middle of nowhere. I'm sure he's probably clicked a link I've posted, so you probably have 2 people checking your blog from Antarctica.
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