Fancy running the Antarctic Ice Marathon?
We all know the old joke about “running is a mental sport and we’re all mental,” but the amazing story (below) kinda does make you wonder…
As if running a marathon on city roads isn’t hard enough (cue for me to say “Ask me, I know, I’ve run 4”) try running a marathon at the Antarctic.
The winner managed it in 3 hours and 37 minutes.
Posted by The Guardian on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The winner romped home in 3:37:46.
Cue weeping and wailing from your editor – I would kill to run a marathon in 3:37:46 😛
The final 2 finishers – and everyone finished, how amazing is that? So, yes, the final 2 finishers crossed the finishing line together in 8:56:53.
My God, can you imagine running for nearly 9 hours in those conditions?
Serious respect to everyone of these runners.
And thanks to The Guardian, for the video. It’s my favourite newspaper, by the way.