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New Records at 2019 Antarctic Ice Marathon

December 26, 2019

The 2019 Antarctic Ice Marathon, the world's southernmost marathon, witnessed three new records on December 13th. The amazing Roy Svenningsen (CAN) became the oldest man in history to finish a marathon on the continent of Antarctica at 84 years of age. Susan Ragon (USA) became the oldest woman to complete the Antarctic Ice Marathon at 69 years old and William Hafferty (USA) set a new event record time of 3:34:12, eclipsing the six-year record of Petr Vabrousek by 35 seconds.

It was the fifteenth edition of this annual race and 60 competitors from 19 countries took part representing Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, the USA and Venezuela. Antarctica was also represented by a few competitors stationed at the Union Glacier camp where the race was held.

The feature 42.2km marathon event, a member of the Association of International Marathons & Distance Races (AIMS), had 56 participants (41 men and 15 women) with two others opting to complete a half marathon and two finishing a 10km distance.

Although there were clear blue skies on race day, there was significant wind on parts of the four-loop course in addition to the challenge of running on snow. The windchill temperature was -15C.

In the men's race, an epic battle ensued up front between William Hafferty (USA) and Mauritz Jansen Van Rensburg (RSA) with a mere 10 meters separating them after the first quarter. Hafferty had only a 20 meter advantage at the three-quarters point before pushing on to victory in 3:34:12. Mauritz Jansen Van Rensburg took second place in 3:43:12 with Mark Liebold (USA) ensuring the first three men broke 4 hours when finishing in a time of 3:58:49.

Lenka Frycova (CZE) ran a fantastic race to dominate the women's event in a time of 4:40:38 ahead of Beata Larson (POL/USA) in 5:30:32 and the strong finishing Danielle Nelson (USA) in 5:32:35.

Another record of sorts was set on race day when 19 members of the race field also achieved membership of The 7 Continents Marathon Club for successfully running a marathon distance on all of the earth's continents.

The 16th edition of the Antarctic Ice Marathon takes place from 12th - 14th December, 2020. See www.icemarathon.com and www.facebook.com/AntarcticIceMarathon for details.

Full results of the 2019 Antarctic Ice Marathon are posted below.

Contacts :

Runbuk Inc - Oliver Wang - ow@icemarathon.com

Race Director - Richard Donovan - rd@icemarathon.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
William
Hafferty
united states
03:34:12
51
02
Mauritz Christo
Jansen Van Rensburg
south africa
03:43:12
21
03
Mark
Leibold
united states
03:58:49
29
04
Philippe
Richet
france
04:17:32
40
05
James
Murphy
ireland
04:21:15
33
06
Kentaro
Iio
japan
04:30:49
19
07
Andreas
Weichert
canada
04:50:26
47
08
John
Mortimer
united states
04:51:35
53
09
Anthony
Vaughan
great britain
04:53:49
46
10
Kevin
Nikolaus
united states
04:55:56
55
11
Cedar
Jasiuk
canada
05:02:42
59
12
Benjamin (Ben)
Rawitz
united states
05:08:44
39
13
Michal
Nowak
poland
05:10:10
35
14
Cees
Hardeman
netherlands
05:22:16
16
15
Sean
O'Hagan
ireland
05:30:46
36
16
Erasmo
Nevarez
united states
05:35:25
34
17
Bagdat
Akhmetov
kazakhstan
05:49:24
2
17
Robert
Vrabel
Slovenia
05:49:24
58
19
Erwin
Hardeman
netherlands
05:59:25
17
19
Michel
Hardeman
netherlands
05:59:25
18
21
Jerome (Jerry)
Grove
united states
06:05:21
14
22
Steven
Jomides
united states
06:16:26
23
23
Potenciano SD. (Yong)
Larrazabal III
philippines
06:16:53
26
24
Antonin
Fryc
czech republic
06:22:13
48
25
Kim
Lewington
great britain
06:23:35
30
26
Pierre Allou
D’Hemecourt
united states
06:26:26
5
27
Tsutomu
Sugiyama
japan
06:27:36
44
28
Lawrence (Larry)
Bradley
united states
06:31:36
3
28
Ignacio
Inglessis-Azuaje
Venezuela
06:31:36
20
30
Jeff
Pearce
united states
06:34:56
37
31
Cem
Hacioglu
united states
06:37:01
15
32
Xu
Zhang
china
06:38:11
50
33
Paul
Grealish
ireland
06:42:37
4
34
Evan
Lai
united states
06:48:43
25
35
Michael
Dolan
great britain
07:13:51
6
35
Guenther
Mertins
germany
07:13:51
32
37
Patrick
Joyce
united states
07:38:32
24
38
Wai Hung Paul
Cheung
hong kong
07:40:57
13
39
Johan
Scheepers
south africa
07:42:19
41
40
Phillip (Terry)
Ragon
united states
07:58:15
54
41
Roy Jorgen
Svenningsen
canada
11:41:58
45

WOmen's Marathon

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
01
Lenka
Frycova
czech republic
04:40:38
49
02
Beata
Larson
united states
poland
05:30:32
27
03
Danielle
Nelson
united states
05:32:35
60
04
Louise
Edwards
austria
06:00:10
7
05
Reisa
Jiang
united states
06:29:45
22
06
Abisoye (Abi)
Adekanmbi
united states
Nigeria
06:52:16
1
07
Jingmin
Zhang
china
07:00:02
11
08
Catherine
Emerson
austria
07:01:19
8
09
Lynette
Lewington
great britain
07:08:23
31
10
Sheila
Snyder
united states
07:22:36
43
11
Susan
Ragon
united states
07:38:32
38
12
Beiwen
Wu
china
07:39:59
10
13
Molene
Scheepers
south africa
07:42:19
42
14
Brianna
Galvin
united states
07:52:12
12
15
Ludivina Budano
Ferrer
philippines
11:41:58
9

men's HALF Marathon

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

wOmen's half Marathon

rank
first name
last name
nationality
time
bib nº
01
Nanna
Petersen
denmark
01:58:06
57
02
Kaitlyn
Higgins
united states
03:59:16
52

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
01
Nancy
Driscoll
united states
02:33:28
56
01
Mary
Ledin
united states
02:33:28
28

men's 5K

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

men's 100K

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

WOmen's 100K

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

100 MILE POLAR CENTENARY RUN

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

men's antarctic triathlon

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

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