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.

Runners brave the Antarctic Ice Marathon

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.

Mental indeed.

And thanks to The Guardian, for the video.  It’s my favourite newspaper, by the way.

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