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Marathoners Complete Antarctic Race
Submitted by Rickshaw :: Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:21 pm
It's that time of the year again, and the world's craziest runners have just completed the latest Antarctic Ice Marathon and 100K. The January 7 race date brought clear, cold weather to the runners at the foothills of Antarctica's Ellsworth Mountains, at 80 degrees south latitude. Russian Evgeniy Gorkov took top honors among the 9-person field, finishing in a time of 5:09:38. Richard Donovan of Ireland was the sole participant in the 100K event, running the distance alone to a finish time of 15:43:55. The runners tackled the difficult terrain (at over 3000 ft altitude) in trail running shoes and multiple layers of protective clothing. Given the event's success, the next race date is already set for December 10, 2006.