The Antarctic Ice Marathon has a new record holder
Location: Union Glacier, Antarctica
Latvia's Evija Reine set a new women's record of 4:06:11 hours
Polish endurance athlete Grzegorz Bogunia claimed the men’s title
(SOUNDBITE) (English) POLISH ENDURANCE ATHLETE GRZEGORZ BOGUNIA, WINNER OF MEN’S RACE, SAYING:
"I feel very well because it's my third continent and first time I am a winner. So I'm very happy. So I'm very very tired. But, yes! [holds arms up in celebration and pauses while journalist asks question] Today is beautiful weather and beautiful race. Everything beautiful! Thank you. I go drink water."
The runners competed in trying underfoot conditions
of soft snow and a temperature of 5°F
Former soldier and best selling author, Jordan Wylie
completed the race despite a severe Achilles injury
(SOUNDBITE) (English) AUTHOR, ADVENTURER, JORDAN WYLIE SAYING:
"That was brutal. That was brutal. It was never going to be easy coming to the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on the planet. But as much as it was brutal it's also majestic, so beautiful. Just pristine. What a place."