Man from Ireland runs fastest mile in the Antarctica ice marathon, according to Runners World

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Man from Ireland runs fastest mile in the Antarctica ice marathon, according to Runners World

Are you an elite runner seeking adventure, and fast times in the coldest of places? It takes a certain type of personality and attitude to want to run in the cold, yet this man went to Antarctica to do it. The idea was the brainchild of Richard Donovan, an Irish ultrarunner who organizes the Antarctic Ice Marathon each year.

If you have ever dreamed about running on a glacier, Runners World reported on how Paul Robinson, a world class Irish runner decided to do it with the help of a GPS satellite.

Find out how he did it and what he had to do to get there, prepare and how he needed to dress to set a world class time on the iciest place on earth.

A Hot Pace in a Cold Place: Man Runs Fastest Mile in Antarctica
Paul Robinson, an elite runner from Ireland, went dashing through the snow, and the video is dazzling.

By Cathal Dennehy TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017, 1:09 PM

Halfway through the hardest mile of his life, Paul Robinson, a world class athlete from Ireland, was struck by a troubling thought.

“I was like, Holy f***, I don’t know how I’m going to get to the end,” he said. “My legs were going to jelly, and I had this drone following me. I was like, I can’t hit the deck; I have to finish because I’m not doing this again.”

It was November 25 on Union Glacier in Antarctica, and the 26-year-old was dashing through the snow on his way to the fastest mile ever run on the frozen continent: 4:17.9.

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