Friday, December 09, 2011
Antarctic Marathon won in 3:47
For safety reasons the course is laid out around the Union Glacier camp with markers positioned in the snow and ice. This is to prevent anyone wandering off course and freezing to death. Competitors had to complete one and a half laps of the course, but were able to rehydrate themselves with hot drinks and snacks at one of five aid (check point) stations. Despite the unfavourable terrain, every competitor managed to finish this unique race.
The men’s winner of the race was Clément Thévenet of France who finished in a new course record (3:47). The second-place finisher was a full 33 minutes behind the leader.