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Richard Donovan Polar Running Adventures Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
The coldest temperature ever recorded on earth was at the Russian Vostok station = -89.2C Strong katabatic winds blowing from the South Pole can reach over 200mph The average elevation of Antarctica is 8,200 ft. The amount of snowfall on the polar plateau is only 0.8 inches per year – similar to a desert ANTARCTICA – A GREAT PLACE TO RUN A MARATHON! Its the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on the planet Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
Race Location 80 Degrees South : 650 miles from South Pole Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
Temperature for Race: average of -10C to -20C Elevation: 2000+ feet Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
Join the 7 Continents Marathon Club Member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Recognised by Guinness World Records Worlds southernmost official marathon Only marathon on mainland Antarctica within Antarctic Circle Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
Course Map 25km loop followed by 17.2km inner loop Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
Clothing: Layers of light clothing Footwear: Trail Runners Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
Union Glacier Camp – top class! Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
November 17th - Arrive at Punta Arenas, Chile November 18th - Pre-Departure briefing November 19th - Flight to Race Location (4.5 hrs) November 20th – Antarctic Ice Marathon November 21st – Free Day / Recovery November 22nd - Antarctic 100k November 23rd - Return flight to Punta Arenas November 24th – Depart to Homeland RACE ITINERARY Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
Organiser: Richard Donovan Polar Running Adventures Race Director / Organiser 10 North Pole Marathons 7 Antarctic Ice Marathons 2 Commonwealth Championships (ultras) 2 World Championships (ultras) Director – International Association of Ultra Runners 2012-2016 (world governing body). Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
Race Website: www.icemarathon.comwww.icemarathon.com Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved
Antarctica is km south of Australia. The lowest temperature ever recorded was at Vostok Station in Antarctica, recorded at 89.2°C Antarctica.
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