It's 100 years since Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole. To mark the anniversary, we headed to the Antarctic for a modern polar challenge: the Antarctic Ice Marathon
At 10am the following morning, the ultra runners – all five of them – begin the 100K in very different conditions to the previous day’s marathon. Low cloud creates overcast conditions and the lack of sunshine means the temperature has dropped to -25C. It’s calm in the camp but windy out on the course, and the lack of definition makes every footstep tricky. The marathon runners spend the day recovering in the mess tent, dashing outside to give a cheer any time an ultra runner passes through camp on their four-lap challenge. We’ve eaten three meals, been to a lecture and watched some DVDs by the time Thévenet comes into camp to finish the 100K in 12:09:06, another Antarctic record and an incredible achievement after his win in the marathon the previous day. After 20 hours, the final 100K runner completes the distance but there’s still one runner out on the course. Race director Richard Donovan is aiming to run 100 miles.
Is it possible for some information with regards to Brand/Make of the footwear used by any of the runners in the Ice Marathon (Antartic) or even any snow/ice race.
I hope to do this run and would like to get my footwear right.
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