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84-year-old completes gruelling Antarctic Ice Marathon

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84-year-old completes gruelling Antarctic Ice Marathon

84-year-old completes gruelling Antarctic Ice Marathon

At 84, Canadian man becomes oldest person to ever run a marathon in Antarctica and a new Antarctic Ice Marathon record is set.

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84-year-old completes gruelling Antarctic Ice Marathon

SHOWS: UNION GLACIER, ANTARCTICA (DECEMBER 13, 2019) (HOT UNDER THE COLLAR PRODUCTIONS (HUTC) - NO ARCHIVE OR LIBRARY USE.

NO RESALES.) 1.

START OF THE 2019 ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON 2.

EVENTUAL WINNER, WILLIAM HAFFERTY (#51 - USA) AND RUNNER-UP, MAURITZ JANSEN VAN RENSBURG (#53 - SOUTH AFRICA), AT THE FRONT OF THE PACK 3.

VARIOUS OF RACE WITH COMPETITORS RUNNING OVER ICE WITH MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND 4.

SNOW BLOWING AS COMPETITOR RUNS WITH MOUNTAINS BEHIND HIM 5.

HAFFERTY AND VAN RENSBURG RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE 6.

HAFFERTY AND VAN RENSBURG PASSING 24-MILE MARKER 7.

HAFFERTY CROSSING FINISH LINE 8.

WOMEN'S WINNER, LENKA FRYCOVA (#49 - CZECH REPUBLIC), CROSSING LINE WITH CZECH FLAG 9.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) IRISH RUNNER, JAMES MURPHY, SAYING: "It was as advertised - tough.

It's an ice marathon, you're running on ice.

Oh man, I'm looking forward to a beer.

I can hardly speak." 10.

84-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN RUNNER, ROY JORGEN SVENNINGSEN, RUNNING 11.

MORE OF SVENNINGSEN RUNNING 12.

SVENNINGSEN CROSSING THE FINISH LINE WITH CANADIAN FLAG STORY: An 84-year-old Canadian man became the oldest person to ever run a marathon in Antarctica as he completed the Antarctic Ice Marathon on Friday (December 13) along with 55 other runners representing 17 countries.

The senior runner, Roy Jorgen Svenningsen, was not the only marathoner to set a record at the extreme running event as this year's winner, William Hafferty of the United States, clocked a new record time coming in at an impressive 3 hours, 34 minutes and 12 seconds.

Runners braved windy, yet sunny, conditions as they made two laps around the Union Glacier exploration camp just 965 kilometers (600 miles) from the South Pole.

The first woman across the finish line was Lenka Frycova from the Czech Republic with a time of 4 hours, 40 minutes and 38 seconds.

But it was the most senior of the runners that inspired most when Svenningsen crossed the line at 11 hours, 41 minutes and 58 seconds.

Race organisers said it made him the oldest person to ever complete a marathon on the continent.

They also said Svenningsen, who will soon turn 85, has completed more than 50 marathons around the world having run his first in Calgary, Canada back in 1964.

2019 Men's Antarctic Ice Marathon Results 1.

William Hafferty (USA) 3:34:12 2.

Mauritz Jansen Van Rensburg (RSA) 3:43:12 3.

Mark Leibold (USA) 3:58:49 2019 Women's Antarctic Ice Marathon Results 1.

Lenka Frycova (CZE) 4:40:38 2.

Beata Larson (POL / USA) 5:30:32 3.

Danielle Nelson (USA) 5:32:35 Oldest Man (aged 84 - oldest person ever) Roy Jorgen Svenningsen (CAN) 11:41:58




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