Antarctic Ice Marathon 2017: 55 Runners Participated in the World's Coldest Marathon
On 24th November 2017, the thirteenth Antarctic Ice Marathon ® race took place at 80 Degrees South, just a few hundred miles from the South Pole at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains.
A handful of 55 hardy runners brave extreme conditions and freezing temperatures down to -25C at the annual Antarctic Ice Marathon, staged 600 miles from the South Pole. The first event took place in January 2006 and a race has been organised every year since. It offers a unique opportunity for runners looking to complete marathons on each of the seven continents. All 55 runners finished the race.