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Johansen and McLay win 2017 Antarctic Ice Marathon

November 28, 2017

A capacity race field of 53 competitors took part in the 13th running of the southernmost marathon on earth, the Antarctic Ice Marathon, which is the only official marathon within the Antarctic Circle and on the continental landmass. The standard 42.2 km marathon event is a member of the Association of International Marathons & Distance Races (AIMS).

Competitors from 19 countries across the world - Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and the USA - assembled at Punta Arenas, Chile and were flown to Union Glacier, Antarctica for the race. Windchill temperatures were a cool -25C (-13F) on race day, November 24th, but the underfoot terrain was reasonably compact although energy sapping nonetheless.

The men's competition quickly turned onto a three-way battle between Frank Johansen (DEN), David Weeks (USA) and Gertjan Verdickt (BEL), with the great Dane asserting himself in the latter part of the event to pull away from runner-up Weeks by almost 9 minutes. The first three finishers broke 4 hours, with Johansen posting a winning time of 3:37.46 hrs, Weeks finishing second in 3:46.38 hrs and Verdickt third in 3:56.45 hrs. Johansen capped his victory by also joining The 7 Continents Marathon Club, having previously finished marathon events in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

In the women's race, Kelly Allen McLay of the USA overtook fellow countrywoman Megan Lind after the half-way to take victory in a time of 4:56.37 hrs. Turkey's Gulay Varan worked her way through the race field to claim second place in 5:11.18 hrs, with Lind finishing third in 5:16.08 hrs.

In addition to the podium finishers, numerous ice marathoners achieved membership of The 7 Continents Marathon Club having successfully competed a marathon distance on all of the earth's continents. Victor Consunji (PHI) and Vivian Lee (CHN/USA) also joined the Marathon Grand Slam Club by completing marathons on all 7 continents and at the North Pole.

Six athletes also completed the half marathon race to make a fantastic 100% finish rate in this year's marathon and half marathon events.

The 14th edition of the Antarctic Ice Marathon takes place from 12th - 14th December, 2018. See www.icemarathon.com and www.facebook.com/AntarcticIceMarathon for details. Full results of the 2017 Antarctic Ice Marathon are posted below.

Contacts :

Race Director - Richard Donovan - npmarathon@gmail.com  

News Photography - Mark Conlon - mark.conlon@yahoo.co.uk  

News Video - David Painter - dave@hutc.co.uk

men's Marathon

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
01
Frank
Johansen
denmark
03:37:46
22
02
David
Weeks
united states
03:46:38
50
03
Gertjan
Verdickt
belgium
03:56:45
47
04
Marc
De Keyser
belgium
04:16:40
12
05
Jake
Mercer
united states
04:33:38
32
06
Alberto
Cardenas
peru
04:34:32
9
07
Pal
Skyrud
norway
04:44:50
43
08
Rob
Vogel
united states
04:52:18
49
09
Ron
Ferber
united states
04:54:09
14
10
Djalma
Gomes de Moura
brazil
05:01:59
17
11
Andonis
Sakatis
great britain
05:09:40
41
12
Andrew
Barnes
great britain
05:10:40
3
13
Ziv
Kolker
Israel
05:12:44
25
14
Jason
Lamb
united states
05:15:42
26
15
David
Silverman
united states
05:27:52
42
16
Rafal
Lasota
poland
05:34:29
27
17
Alan
Holmes
united states
05:43:47
19
18
Victor
Consunji
philippines
05:47:00
11
19
Detlef
Oetter
germany
05:49:34
37
20
Paul
Vogel
united states
05:50:26
48
21
Emre
Yedidag
turkey
united states
05:54:07
54
22
Chris
Bullock
united states
05:59:14
6
23
Simon
Michaels
great britain
06:02:04
33
23
Carlo
Tonini
australia
06:02:04
45
25
Edward
Baehrend
united states
06:06:12
2
26
Gus
Nicoll
united states
06:10:17
36
27
Eric
Butcher
united states
06:20:48
8
28
Peter
Ritchie
great britain
06:27:57
60
29
Joao
Netto
portugal
06:29:36
35
30
Richard
Garland
great britain
06:39:58
15
31
Karan
Rai
united states
06:40:51
39
32
Mark
Edgar
united states
06:45:13
13
33
Steve
Munson
united states
06:49:10
34
34
Andreas
Jonsson
Sweden
07:10:06
23
34
Hakan
Jonsson
Sweden
07:10:06
24
36
Tim
Young
new zealand
07:14:39
55
37
Robert
Gensler
united states
07:47:12
16
38
Peter
Lind
united states
08:56:53
30

WOmen's Marathon

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
01
Kelly
McLay
united states
04:56:37
31
02
Gulay
Varan
turkey
great britain
05:11:18
46
03
Megan
Lind
united states
05:16:08
29
04
Anna
Wester
netherlands
05:20:34
51
05
Chiara
Adin
united states
05:32:21
1
06
Azade
Yedidag
turkey
united states
05:54:07
53
07
Vivian
Lee
china
united states
05:55:03
28
08
Katrin
Wolf
germany
06:14:08
52
09
Emer
Buckley
ireland
06:23:53
5
10
Leigh
Burton
united states
06:28:27
7
11
Jill
Jamieson
united states
06:50:01
21
12
Anneta
Hunt
new zealand
07:14:39
20
13
Christy
Hoke
united states
08:00:32
18
13
Sally
Orange
great britain
08:00:32
38
15
Margaret
Consunji
philippines
08:56:53
10

men's HALF Marathon

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
01
Riet
Van Der Velde
belgium
02:30:01
59
02
Kevin
Bouwsema
canada
02:32:47
57
03
Slawomir
Szarek
poland
02:58:12
44
04
Michael
Barnes
great britain
03:32:54
4

wOmen's half Marathon

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
01
Jenny
Bouwsema
great britain
02:45:35
56
01
Avi
Schluter
denmark
02:45:35
58

tEAM COMPETITION

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
No items found.

wHEELCHAIR Marathon

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
No items found.

HANDCYCLE Marathon

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
No items found.

men's 10K

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
No items found.

WOmen's 10K

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
No items found.

men's 5K

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
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men's 100K

MEN'S 1OOK (JANUARY 2017)

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
01
Kurt
alderweireldt
belgium
11:13:53
1
02
Fernando
gonzalez
spain
14:43:08
3
03
Gilbert
summa
france
15:41:02
9
04
Cristian
gorbea
argentina
17:21:08
4
05
Joel
runyon
united states
17:46:42
7
06
Siu Wai
leung
hong kong
china
18:34:54
5
07
Jon
o'Shea
great britain
20:44:20
6
08
Simon
wrenn
great britain
21:05:31
10
09
Richard
donovan
ireland
21:05:54
8

WOmen's 100K

WOMEN'S 1OOK (JANUARY 2017)

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
01
Jennifer
cheung
hong kong
china
18:34:54
2

100 MILE POLAR CENTENARY RUN

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
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men's antarctic triathlon

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
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