Live Updates on 2012 Antarctic Ice Marathon
Saturday 24 November (pm): The competitors arrived safely back in Punta Arenas after a very successful event. Many are starting their return homeward joruney today.
Friday 23 November (pm):Andrew Murray, the 2012 Ice Marathon winner, has run the first 50km leg of his quest to run a 50km ultramarathon on each of the seven continents in seven days. His time was 5:22.56 hrs and he will run the second leg in Santiago tomorrow. We wish him the best of luck.
Friday 23 November (am): All the participants are ready for the return flight to Chile this evening.
Results of the the Antarctic 100km:
1. Marc De Keyser (BEL) 12:06.51 hrs
2. Hirofumi Ono (JAP) 12:51.48 hrs
3. Julen Urdaibai Kalzada (ESP) 13:08.56 hrs
4. James Alderson (AUS) 14:09.39 hrs
5. Ian Storey (GBR) 14:33.47 hrs
6. Karl Hinett (GBR) 18:57.59 hrs
1. Julianne Young (AUS) 15:31.10 hrs
Marc De Keyser of Belgium won the Antarctic 100km title in a time of 12:06.51.
Marc De Keyser of Belgium is the leader at the halfway point of the 100km race. Hirofumi Ono of Japan is in second place with James Alderson and Julen Urdaibai Kalzada in third and fourth place.
Thursday 22 November (am): The 100km race started this morning @ 0800 Chile time. Updates to follow.
The nine competitors in the Antarctic 100km Race are scheduled to start at 0800 hrs Chile time (GMT-3).
The Complete results are now posted in the RESULTS SECTION.
37. Craig Nethercott (IRL) 6:46.27 hrs.
38. Danielle Whitney (USA) 6:46.27 hrs.
39. Harry Botha (RSA) 7:13.23 hrs.
40. Gloria Lau (SIN) 7:13.45 hrs.
41. Karen Curtis (AUS) 7:19.48 hrs.
41. Jason Schneider (USA) 7:19.48 hrs.
43. John Topacio (USA) 7:30.04 hrs.
44. Nick Lagen (USA) 7:35.41 hrs.
45. Nick Zafer (AUS) 7:55.24 hrs.
46. Shirley Thompson (IRL) 8:55.29 hrs.
Results of the Half Marathon:
1. Grant Nethercott (GBR) 2:58.05 hrs.
32. Shona Thompson (GBR) 6:23.10 hrs.
33. Anna Chernova (GBR) 6:27.22 hrs.
34. Michel Robitaille (CAN) 6:33.03 hrs.
35. GiGi van Ostrand (USA) 6:35.26 hrs.
35. Carl Byington (USA) 6:35.26 hrs.
The top three in the Women's Race:
1. Demelza Farr (AUS) 5:09.43 hrs.
2. Nancy Moundalexis (USA) 5:41.40 hrs.
3. Amanda Barlow (AUS) 5:44.22 hrs.
16. Frank Bollnow (GER) 5:32.23 hrs.
17. Jan-Pieter Bood (NED) 5:37.38 hrs.
18. Jarlath Healy (IRL) 5:37.57 hrs.
18. Adam Coyne (IRL) 5:37.57 hrs.
20. Nancy Moundalexis (USA) 5:41.40 hrs.
21. Amanda Barlow (AUS) 5:44.22 hrs.
22. Rob van Pelt (NED) 5:47.09 hrs.
23. Matt Dean (AUS) 5:48.19 hrs.
24. Lenneke Bood (NED) 5:51.37 hrs.
25. Tibi Bodea (ROM / USA) 5:52.13 hrs.
26. Howard Choi (USA) 5:53.03 hrs.
27. Karl Hinett (GBR) 5:57.50 hrs.
28. Timothy Durbin (USA) 5:59.07 hrs.
29. Pascal Vinarnic (GBR / FRA) 6:01.02 hrs.
30. Janet Cody (USA) 6:06.42 hrs.
31. Rodney Sargeant (AUS) 6:17.16 hrs.
The athletes continue to roll into the finish line with Demelza Farr of Australia taking the women's title with an eleventh place overall time of 5:09.43 hrs:
9. Walter Jahries (USA) 5:07.22 hrs.
10. Aaad Ruijgrok (NED) 5:08.56 hrs.
11. Demelza Farr (AUS) 5:09.43 hrs.
12. John Killingworth (GBR) 5:12.41 hrs.
13. Michel Jodoin (CAN) 5:14.11 hrs.
14. Nasos Ktorides (CYP) 5:23.15 hrs.
15. Wendelin Lauxen (GER) 5:32.22 hrs.
By 1800 hrs Chile time the great times continue to roll in as follows:
5. Julen Urdaibai Kalzada (ESP) 4:46.40 hrs.
6. Mark Cooper (AUS) 4:54:44 hrs
7. Cees Hardeman (NED) 4:57.07 hrs
8. Marcelo Rodrigo Alves (BRA) 4:59.41 hrs
Steve Birnie (GBR) was fourth in a time of 4:37.35 hrs.
Douglas Wilson (AUS) secured third place in a time of 4:17.03 hrs.
Second place goes to Luis Alonso Marcos (ESP) in another fantastic time of 3:49.50 hrs.
Wednesday 21 November (pm): The North Pole Marathon Champion, Andrew Murray (GBR) has added the Ice Marathon title to his list of accomplishments with a win in a record time of 3:41.15 hrs.
Wednesday 21 November (pm): Good weather conditions greeted the participants this morning and the race started @ 10am Chile time (GMT-3).
Tuesday 20 November (pm): The weather improved as the day progressed and all the athletes managed a short run to test out their equipment in the Antarctic conditions. The day's main event centred around the ceremony to celebrate the historical arrival of the 'Marathon Flame' to Antarctica. With improved conditions the race is scheduled to start tomorrow @ 10am Chile time (GMT-3).
Tuesday 20 November (am): Unfortunately, changing weather conditions have forced the delay in the start of the Ice Marathon. A significant drop in temperature coupled with gale force winds made it unsafe to proceed this morning. Poor visibility also contributed but it is most likely that the race will commence Wednesday morning. Further updates later in the day.
Monnday 19 November (pm): The plane, with the entire party of competitors, arrived on schedule in the Antarctic this afternoon. They were greeted with clear skies and a gentle breeze, making it perfect marathon weather. The race is projected to start on schedule tomorrow morning, 20th November, at 10am Chile time (GMT-3).
Monnday 19 November (am): The plane is leaving for Antarctica this morning. Everything is precisely on schedule!
Sunday 18 November (pm): The Antarctic Ice Marathon participants are expected to fly into Antarctica tomorrow as scheduled. Flying conditions are looking good at the moment and there will be a flight update before 9am Chile time (GMT-3) on 19 November.
Sunday 18 November (am): Competitors have arrived in Punta Arenas on the southern tip of Chile. They attended a pre-departure briefing this morning and their gear was checked. Their Antarctica-bound bags will be loaded onto the IL-76 plane this afternoon. A flight update will occur at 7pm Chile time (GMT-3) and there is a small possibility the plane will depart for Union Glacier, Antarctica tonight.
Synopsis: The 2012 Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k event is scheduled for 19-23 November. More than 50 competitors from 16 countries representing every populated continent will take part in the 2012 competition. Eleven competitors will be completing a marathon on their 7th and final continent. The 'Marathon Flame' will also be brought to Antarctica by UNICEF ambassador Nasos Ktoridis of Cyprus. In another Antarctic first, participants will be electronically timed via chips embedded in their race numbers and wireless bridges transmitting data from the course. News footage of the races will be distributed globally post-event and a top international sports photographer will document the competition.