The 17th edition of the Antarctic Ice Marathon took place at Union Glacier, Antarctica on December 14th 2022. The event witnessed 61 competitors take part from 20 nations, including 11 athletes who were completing their seventh marathon on seven continents.
An incredible new Antarctica continental record was set in the men’s race when Ireland’s Sean Tobin ran 2:53.33 in challenging underfoot conditions. It was his debut marathon. “I had to go deep inside myself, it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” said Tobin, who has represented Ireland at global level in cross country and is a two-time Irish national champion on the track. Spain’s Joan Pierre Carbonell Alberti finished second in 3:29.04 with the UK’s Joey Prestidge third.
The women’s race was won by the USA’s Becca Pizzi in 4:24:15. Pizzi is a two-time winner of the World Marathon Challenge where competitors run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Her USA compatriots, Dawn Doucette and Grace Yao, finished second and third, respectively.
Registration for the 2023 edition of the event , the southernmost marathon on Earth, is now open at https://www.icemarathon.com/registration-2023